Friday, January 21, 2011

My First Pair of Knitted Socks

It was with some trepidation that I started knitting a pair of socks a couple of weeks ago.  There were parts that were sort of tricky, but overall, it was not as bad as I was expecting it to be.  For me, it all came down to not overthinking it.  I'd heard and read about how challenging "turning the heel" would be.  I found that if I followed the instructions, one step at a time, it wasn't difficult at all.

Doesn't this apply to so many things we tackle everyday of our lives?

Here are some pictures of the completed socks.  I used Lanaloft (by Brown Sheep).  It's 100% wool sport weight yarn.  This means that it will need to be hand washed -- luckily, my washing machine has a hand wash cycle.



A close up of the heel.


I love the way this self-striping yarn "patterned-out".   The best part?  They actually fit!

I've already started a second pair with sock weight yarn, which is much finer and proving to be a bit trickier.

6 comments:

Brandi said...

I love when crafting goes right! They fabulous and cozy, Vicki!

Pricilla said...

I love the colors. I have several pairs from a knitting friend here - I trade soap for socks. heh
They are the warmest things in the world

shari said...

They look awesome! I wish I had some knitted socks. My feet get cold now, and they never really used to. Brrr... but I think I'm getting used to it.

Love the colors you used for the socks, too! I'm impressed that you made socks. I don't knit, but it seems like they'd be hard to make!

Ina in Alaska said...

Those socks are super cute! My mom knits them & gave me some. I air dry mine. Enjoy!!

Beadwright said...

oohhhh nice and warm. They say that if you can knit socks you can knit anything. Great job.
Nicole/Beadwright

LaVerne said...

Those are really pretty, Vicki. Very nice yarn!!