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I did it! I finished my first pair of socks. Well, my first adult sized pair. Two at once is definitely the way to go for big people socks. No second sock syndrome. It didn’t really even take me that long. Maybe a week or so?

socks3.jpgAnyway, they are far from perfect. There are so many accidentally picked up stitches that I later had to “decrease out”, so the stitch rows are all a bit off. And the short row heel has a bit of a hole on one side on both socks. I guess I didn’t pick up enough stitches there? Still, I really like them. I’m wearing them right now, in fact. So soft and snuggly on my always cold feet. You can’t see it, but I finished them off with a pretty long 4×3 ribbing on the cuff (cuz I have an odd number of stitches foot size).

booties2.jpg And check out the cute little tiny socks I made for a friends (upcoming) baby. I swear they are sooo teeny. I think I cast on a total of 20 stiches – on size 1 needles no less!! I based the size on Alexis’ newborn foot print, so I hope they aren’t too big for the new baby. I can’t stop playing with them. They’re only as long as my index finger (which is small to begin with). I love making them walk and dance. I know, I’m a giant dork. But they’re so cute!

For those of you interested in such things, the yarn is two balls of Knit Picks Felici Arugala and I used two circular needles (also from knit picks). I had plenty left over even after the baby booties.

And, like Susan, I’ve been sucked in once again. After much looking I found a single ball of Regia Cotton Surf 5410. Why does no one have that? I have looked EVERYWHERE, and you know where I finally found it? On Etsy, of course. I hope I don’t hate it. I’m not very fond of cotton yarns, but this one is mostly wool, so I’m hopeful.


4 Responses to “Socks!”

  1. CoraLea on January 7th, 2008 3:13 pm

    I was considering trying some socks too (I’m just in the process of picking up knitting again). TWO socks at once !!! what a great idea… hhmmm :)

    And what beautiful colours you used!

  2. Susan on January 7th, 2008 6:28 pm

    They’re gorgeous! Excellent work. And I love the wee socks too. Gina made a few pairs for Fletch and they were my favorite gifts.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your Regia. Did you buy any sock yarn at the Hill Country Weavers sale?

  3. Tricia on January 8th, 2008 6:48 am

    Great! I’ve been wanting to try socks, but two at a time? wow!

  4. Trendy Tots on January 8th, 2008 6:43 pm

    Nice socks! My feet are always cold too! I got a nice pair of cashmere sock for Christmas to keep them warm since I am not talented enough to make my own.

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