Archive for January 26, 2009
I know it’s a month after Christmas but, hey, what can I say. Like I said in my last post, I did manage to get one sock done and in her stocking … now she has both of them! This was some self striping yarn my daughter picked out when we went shopping in Anchorage last month. They are plain vanilla socks – a ribbed cuff and then stockinette stitch. I’m still not used to how BIG hand knit socks look since there’s no lycra or spandex in them! Kinda boring to knit but I wanted to try to get them done fast. This sock took me about a week – not bad for a beginner! Heyyyy – see how I matched the stripes too! Whoot! Now the question is what to cast on next – I think I’m hooked on socks!
I FINALLY got this pair of socks finished! I’ve been working on them on and off for months. I probably shouldn’t have picked a lace pattern for my second pair of socks but I do like a challenge! I’m pretty tickled with them – they are comfy – maybe a tad bit too big – but I’ll figure that stuff out as I make more socks. Next up is the mate to the plain jane sock I knit my daughter for Xmas. She was rather surprised when her stocking only held one sock, lol.
Pattern: Queen of Cups, Knitty.com, Spring 2007