A Helping Hippo HO

My first Helping Hippo Vanilla sock is done!

The hubby and I got some rare baby sitting coverage over the holidays and managed to sneak out to a movie. We got to see Bumblebee. Not a franchise I am super invested in but I found the film delightful. I liked the strong female lead. And the icing on the cake was I managed to work my last set of increases and the cuff ribbing in the dark. I only dropped a stitch once.

 

 

I added a total of 8 stitches to the leg total as I went up. I just worked them kind of willy nilly but as evenly as I could eyeball. It does help the fit but as you can see I still have a TON of negative ease in my leg. I mean the sock fits but it’s stretched pretty darn tight. Now I like negative ease so that my socks don’t fall down but this might be borderline.

I’m happy enough with the sock to make the second one match. But I may have to amend my vanilla sock recipe at least in the leg to reflect my post baby #2 calves. Maybe on my next pair?

For now it’s NYE and almost everyone in our house has a cold. So I think we are going to have soup for dinner and have a countdown at 7 pm and just go the heck to bed. Happy New Year to you all!!

5 thoughts on “A Helping Hippo HO

  1. Would it help to switch to a larger needle along with the added stitches partway up the leg to give a more comfortable fit? After the heel flap, knit a few rounds then change to one needle size larger, then again to another size larger after 20-25 more rounds.

    And who says you have to celebrate the New Year at midnight your time? My daughter lives in Colorado and their community celebrates the new year when the ball drops at Times Square in New York, which would be 10:00 PM her time. =)

    Hope all feel better soon.

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