Sunday, November 26, 2006


Hiya all I'm feeling quite smug with myself at the moment. I have recently finished knitting my first ever pair of socks. And they have come out rather well. See photo.

They were knitted from a 1940's pattern i borrowed from my mum, that she picked up in a charity shop. As you can see they are quite long and have quite a deep rib to the ankle, with calf shaping. And i have to say they were quite a challenge to start with. I just couldn't visulaize how the heal turn worked. So on to the internet and a quick google to ask, 'how to knit socks?' and up came the most fantastic site full of colour photographs. So mu
ch thanks to Socks 101 without whom i would never have figured it out. These are to be a gift for someone. Having tried them on, just to make sure they fit, they are so toasty warm and soft and lovely i just had to have some of my own.

So having finished these i am now hooked on sock knitting. They're so fab! You can have a project finished quickly, they dont cost to much to knit, sock yarn comes in such fab self patterning varieties and colours, they're a small-take-anywhere-project. So i have already started on the next pair. Well I've nearly finished them actually. And i just love how the yarn turns into the pattern as you knit, it gives you a reall sense of a satifaction as you watch each different coloured stripe appear.

And i have purchased the yarn for the third pair too.


Blogger The Crafty Otter said...

..just can't resist that sock yarn, eh?

Watch out; it breeds, you know.

5:46 pm  

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