Tuesday, February 07, 2006

More Socks Finished

These are the green socks that I finished last night. I'm wearing them today and they are very warm. I love them. I was going to cast on for another pair of socks last night, but was really tired so I decided to wait until tonight.

One thing I've learned and that is that I love knitting socks. I never thought I would ever even want to, much less love it so much, but one of my coworkers who is proficient at it, encouraged me and I was really happy when I knit my first pair. Now I'm hooked.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

More Socks

Last night I finished a pair of socks that I had been working on for awhile. I had finished the first sock and was almost finished with the second and realized that I hadn't been paying attention and didn't work the decreasing right for finishing the toe on the second sock. I had frogged the stitches and being the wimp that I am, was afraid to try to put the needles back in for fear that I would get herky jerky and pull more stitches out. I have coworker who is an experienced knitter of socks, and has no qualms whatsoever about putting needles back in stitches, so I asked her if she would do it for me and she did, bless her. These blue ones with the stripes are the result. I really like them, but they are too big for my feet. I've decided to give them to a friend of mine who loves the socks that I make for her. These should fit her nicely. They match somewhat, but I don't think she will mind. I don't remember what kind of yarn this is or the color, but I have another new skein in my stash, so I'll try to remember and look to see what it is.

I've discovered since I learned to knit socks that if I use size 2 double pointed needles with the pattern that I have, the socks will be too big for my foot, but fit her feet perfectly. If I use size 1 double points with the same pattern, the socks fit my foot. I'm glad to have figured that out.

I'm wearing a pair of my socks today that I made awhile back.

They don't match, but I really love them and they are so warm. I've decided that the next pair I make will be longer on my leg so they will be even warmer. These are Opal Lollipop (1010) and it took just one ball.