You know those moments when you realize something bad is happening but you keep knitting? You know, because if you keep knitting, it'll get better? That's how I got to this point in the Back to Basics pattern even though my row gauge was 40 rows/ inch instead of 46 rows/ inch. At this point, I had another another 12 rows of increases gusset to go, plus 20-odd rows of heel!
While my stitch gauge was more or less on, there was still the problem with my skinny feet and ankles. For a demonstration, take a look at the next picture.
So... the sock you see above is no more. It is now the beginning of a simple top-down sock. Nothing fancy, just stockinette and happy-making yarn.
I just need something easy and fun to get me back on track. I'm not giving up on toe-up sock construction, but the last two patterns I've cast on had to be frogged. So... back to the tried and true. I'll be more adventurous in my next post, I promise!