Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My First Socks!

I finished my very first pair of socks this weekend and I am submitting this well before the deadline to ensure that I finally get a letter in this KAL!! I started these back in October, finished the first sock in November... then experienced my very first outbreak of SSS.

Without further ado, here they are!!

It's the starter stockinette pattern from the book "Knit Socks!" Done in worsted weight yarn (Wool-Ease, so they are washable). They are really thick and so freakin' warm!

Now I want to try socks in sock yarn, smaller needles, and maybe a stitch pattern on the leg. I feel so empowered!


Hobbygåsa said...

Wow, this is great! Congrats on your "J", I knew you could do it! The socks looks great, and I love what you have done with the color on the heel and toe.

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Kristina B said...

Congratulations! Excellent job. You also have a lot more patience than I do! :-)

anniam said...

Good Job! Did you use dpns or magic loop?

Jaye said...

Fabulous job! And congratulations on finishing so soon!

Love the heel and toe - super cute! Someday I'd love to do something like this myself but for now, I just stick to plain old boring stockinette :p

Pepper said...

I logged in today to check out the new projects and saw everyone's nice comments on my socks!

Anniam, I used bamboo DPNs, a set of 5. The bamboo was really nice to work with as a beginner because it would have been nearly impossible for the needles to slip out.

Oh, and I've worn these socks a lot and even washed them (in the machine!) They are holding up beautifully and incredibly warm. They are too thick to wear with shoes, so I just wear them around the house as a slipper alternative.