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.


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.

LaVerne said...

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