My first pair of socks ever is done!!!!
Notice the doggie legs in the background? for some reason Dexter was real interested in what I was doing
And for whatever reason the toe on the second one doesn't look nearly as wonky as the first one did.
The number 1 thing I learned while knitting socks is that socks only look like a small project. I always thought they would be such a quick knit - but they are very deceiving.... there are ALOT of stitches in socks. No seriously - ALOT. Like 3150 just to get to the heel on ONE of the socks. Socks only look small. Because of this I'm going to try to never knit socks on a deadline. I could see that ending badly.
As far as if I'm now turned into a sock knitter.... well...
I love that they are so portable. I knit the second sock everywhere – on the bus, waiting for the bus (now that’s a bonus!), in the car (I even turned the heel on the way down to cincy!), while cooking, waiting in line at the post office, on the phone, at my race on Sat, etc. etc. I knit that baby EVERYWHERE. Which was fun to have a project that was completely mindless – that I could pick up for a row or two (or even just a needle or two) and then put down and forget about. I think that aspect of sock knitting is what will keep me knitting socks… I don’t see any really complex socks in my near future, though.
Here’s the stumpy legs perspective shot:
Oops sorry, dog got in the way (seriously he wouldn’t leave me alone!) There you go:
So I do have a few more sock projects in mind… I know I saw a pair of socks with a split toe so you can wear them with sandals somewhere in the blogosphere… does anyone know where I can find that pattern? And I want to knit my husband a pair… know of any good guy-sock patterns? Or yarn? Something durable and manly…
And one last shot: