Friday, December 29, 2006

First Ever Socks (so far)

I dropped hints like boulders to all my family that I wanted to try sock knitting next and was not disappointed when Santa came (see below). So come Christmas night I was casting on my first ever pair of socks and so far have not found them too difficult. I mucked up a bit last night on shaping the instep as I was decreasing on every row when there should have been a knit row in between. Then I lost a stitch somewhere and had to rip it all back to the heel as i just couldn't find it. Anyway, I am very pleased with my progress so far:Only trouble is everyone in my family thinks they are hideous and wouldn't wear them if I paid them, so I don't know where they are destined. Maybe I will frame them!


knittedladybird said...

I just want to say that regia las vegas is the one of the coolest colours on the planet and i wear mine with the pride they deserve...make sure you wear yours!!!!!!

Love Linz xxx

dodgy said...

Heh, that sounds like my family.

To be honest, I find that the handknitted socks are surprisingly comfortable (the Opal wool does soften pleasingly after the intital wash). I've only knitted a pair so far, and will knit another pair, as soon as I can get some nicer sock yarn.

blog-blethers said...

My family started out with those views this time last year! NOW eldest daughter won't wear anything else ... younger daughter wears hers with pride and am on my 5th pair for my partner! Have 'orders' coming in from daughter's boyfriend too. Well done on your sock - what a fab job for your first one!

Hawkesley said...

You should definitely keep your first pair of socks for yourself. They are looking fab!