15 November 2005

My socks are done!

Ta da! Here is my very first pair of knitted socks! I was happy to have finished the 1st one but a complete pair is much more exciting. I wore them for a few minutes last night but then put them away because they're a Christmas present. I will miss them but (hopefully) they will be loved my my mother in law. It's exciting to finish projects. Now the only thing I'm knitting is a sweater for myself. Mike's flame sweater needs blocking and then it'll be done. I might just have to start something new.

Here's the info on my socks:

Pattern: Dublin Bay Socks- a free pattern found online. I have a link to it on my sidebar.

Yarn: Lorna's Laces shepherd sock. The colorway is called watercolor. This was my first time using this yarn and it feels really nice! It's 4-ply, though, and can be splitty.

Knit for: Diane, my mother-in-law since she often buys me cute socks.

Changes I made: I decreased a few extra stitches so the foot was 4 stitches smaller then the pattern called for. I tried them on when I'd knit the "correct" number and they felt loose around my foot. They feel perfect now so I only hope Diane's feet are the same as mine!

What I learned: How to knit a sock! It was easier than I imagined and much quicker than I thought knitting on size 1 needles would be. I need to make another pair, this time for me.


candsmom said...

Your socks look fantastic!! I love that Lorna's Laces colorway- so pretty. Your MIL is sure to love them. And yes, you certainly deserve a pair for yourself, too! I keep telling myself that, but somehow, they all get gifted away. After Christmas, though, for sure. :-)

BTW, your green top is absolutely stunning! I envy your mom. :-)

yahaira said...

I love these socks! The colors are great and you did a great job on them. You must make some for yourself...now!

laurie said...

They're beautiful. Congratulations!

Cassie said...

They look great. It's tempting me to use some Lorna's Laces in a stripey colorway that someone gave me recently.

Brooklyn Handspun said...

Ohhh great first pair! I really like that colorway. I'd have a really hard time giving them away I've been wearing my 1st pair almost every night!

Lolly said...

I hope my Dublin Bay socks turn out as well! Great job!

Thanks for being in Socktoberfest ;)

Biba said...

Congratulations! I remember how proud I was when I'd finished my first pair of socks. And they didn't even have a lace pattern.
Great job!