Tuesday, 9 February 2010

My First Pair of Socks!

Can you believe I finished them? I hardly can, but they were a lot easier than I was expecting. They're for my DS, and have been posted off to her already.

Most of you readers will think I'm a bit pathetic for not having managed to make a single sock before, but in case there are any sock novices out there, the pattern is Simply Splendid Socks by Lucy Neatby. I couldn't believe how easy it was, and really enjoyed the whole process. The reinforced slip-stitched heel, and then turning it, were my favourite parts.
You may have noted the sock-blockers. They're from Fibre Trends, and though they did a good job, for someone like me who probably isn't going to make enough socks to justify them, they were a bit unnecessary!

The yarn is Drops Fabel Superwash, and is self-patterened (obviously). I loved doing each row, not knowing what colour was coming next. Of course, it's not perfect, and doesn't make exact stripes, but I think that's what makes these socks unique, and all of the pastel colours sit beautifully alongside each other.

If you haven't made socks before, give it a go. It's worth the effort, and soon my little Sister's toes will be warmly encased in them.
My Mum's making some in a lovely blues-and-greens colour combo in the same pattern, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out.

Pears. From the supermarket. I just love the way they're snuggled in their packaging. Reminds me of Orla Keily's prints, though I'm sure the pears would have come before her designs! If you hadn't guessed, yes I'm a fan, and have got several products.


wiwiana said...

Congrats Rowan! They are gorgeous. Are you ready for your next sock project? :)

Sarah Cameron said...

congratulations on your socks! They're super cute :)

Northern Monkey said...

Your socks look beautiful, particularly impressive for your first pair as well! Mine still look wobbly and I've knit 5 pairs now as well as being most of the way through another pair.

writerdahling said...

Lovely socks! I agree with you about the almost-stripes. I was going to make my first pair for the Ravelypics, and I think I'll give this pattern a try. Thanks!

Victoria said...

Congratulations on your first pair of socks! I knew you'd like them, I'm addicted now and they're great as a transportable project that fits in your bag.

Looking forward to seeing more socks in the future:)