I'm a Sock Knitter!
Yay! I FINALLY finished my first pair of socks!
It's hard to believe what started out as this:
Turned in to this:
Of course I had a few bumps along the way like a garter ridge that somehow appeared right below the cuff on the front of the sock. Frogging is good for the soul. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.
I used this pattern so I could refer to the online video tutorials (and the show I recorded) frequently. I also thought the use of bigger needles and thicker yarn would be a good idea for a first pair.And because I'm nutty like that-I had to use the exact yarn-with the help of Eb@y- that was used on the show (at least for the first pair).
I loved knitting the socks and feel like they are just big comfy "hugs" for my feet.
Here are the basics:
Pattern: Basic Sock Pattern
Yarn: 2 balls Berroco Pleasure(130 yds/120 m per 50g ball; 66 percent Angora, 29 percent Merino wool, 5 percent nylon)
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo DPNs; Size 7
First sock took 3 weeks(lots of frogging), second sock took 6 1/2 days.
The yarn was great to knit with and makes a warm cozy "slipper-type" sock.
Now I see why people take such detailed notes. I didn't write a thing down so my 2nd sock is a bit bigger than my first sock.
My least favorite part of sock knitting is picking up the stitches-I have such anxiety that one side will have more stitches than the other!
I didn't care for the toe I used in this particular pattern (decreasing down to 8 sts) and am eager to try a new technique.
I just made the pattern "as is" and hoped they would fit my feet. They do-barely. Before I knit my next pair, I'll have to do some measuring so I can get the fit "just right."
One of my SnB buddies commented that knitting socks is like eating potato chips-Addictive! You can't stop at just one!