Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Socks

I may not have gotten a lot of sewing done in September, but I was definitely in the mood for knitting. I finished knitting a little pink baby sweater last month but still have to sew up the sleeves and sew some buttons on. Then I really wanted to work on a pair of socks, so I dragged out these that I started eons ago. When I put them away last time, I only had about four inches knit on the first sock, so I had quite a bit left to do. I finished up the second sock this morning. As a novice sock knitter, I was thrilled they turned out the same size. Those sock blockers from Fiber Trends were a big help.

I'm still in the mood for socks, and with three pair under my belt now, I'm ready to try two socks on one circular needle. I found a book about it at a quilt shop in Auburn, and the same lady also authored a book on toe up socks, which I'm going to try too. Seems like you could fit them better if you knit them from the toe up.

Yarn: Sockotta from Plymouth Yarn Co.
Pattern: Classic Socks by Yankee Knitter Designs

3 comments:

Judy S. said...

Nice job! Toe up is on my list to try also.....

Beth said...

Your socks look very soft and warm. Love the colors. I've knit many cuff down socks and never thought I would get the hang of toe up socks until I got Cat Bordhi's Personal Footprints book. She is a very clever knitter and I may never knit socks top down again. The fit you get from following her "footprint" is so good. A friend makes two socks at a time. Not for me! Good luck and keep us posted.

jess said...

I am so glad I am not the only person who does this. I am out of the knitting and into the quilting right now, but the colors of your socks make me want to knit sooo bad.