Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sock love!

I finished this awesome pair of red socks for myself. I say awesome because they are really warm and comfortable. Although I'm not an excellent knitter and they look exactly like they were knitted by a not so excellent knitter I'm still pleased as punch and ready to start on my next pair. They fit and that's the important thing since I'm super lax about doing a gauge swatch (I know, I know, I'll be sorry some day, but not today). This was my test pair. I made them out of worsted weight Plymouth Encore yarn so no fear of shrinkage or fading here. The yarn did pill and split a bit, but who cares since it's for socks I'll wear bumming around the house. My next pair will be made with exquisite Lorna's Lace sock yarn that I purchased ages ago at my LYS. I'm going to try toe up, two at a time on 2 circs. How's that for fun times, it should probably take me until Halloween to finish them, lol.


Stephanie said...

So cool. Socks are on my extended to do list. I've got a cool book but I haven't figured them out yet.

Chi-Chi, The Original Wombman said...

Wow . . . you finished both pairs!! In my book, that's an accomplishment. I've still got only one foot of my Monkey Socks completed. I'm definitely with you on the 2 socks at one time tip. I wish that was the route I had gone. Then I'd actually have a pair. LoL!!