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Wednesday
Nov302011

hand knit socks

 

I have had a few pairs of handknit socks over the years but have never actually knit a pair myself. They are very special and cozy and somehow feel like a real luxury when you wear them. I don't tend to wear mine with shoes when going out and about, but rather save them for cold days indoors. 

 

Anyway, I had decided it was time to knit my first pair of socks when I noticed this beautiful ribbed sock post on The Purl Bee. I immediately called my friend Page and asked her if she would recommend the pattern for a beginner. She said she would investigate and before I could buy the pattern Page surprised me with it and some gorgeous yellow yarn as a gift. 

 

I set to work immediately, curious to see how it would go. Knitting your first sock is a bit of a mystery. It is hard to imagine exactly how you get the perfectly fit heel and toes while avoiding any uncomfortable seams. I loved working on it and watching the foot begin to take shape. 

 

The first one is finished now! The only challenge is getting the second one done. I have heard this is a common problem...so much so that some people knit two socks at once to keep motivated enough to end up with a pair! 

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Beautiful!!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterliz

i love this post. i have many single sock projects...doesn't seem like a big deal, but that second sock is a real bear. i know you well enough to know that doing the exact same thing twice in a row, without being able to make creative modifications along the way, will be challenging! good luck.
ps. if you don't finish the second one you could always have a mini christmas stocking. :)

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily

You know me too well! Here's a thought...we can tag team...each choose a pattern and then each knit one of each and swap so we both end up with a finished pair!

December 1, 2011 | Registered Commentereclecticmom.com

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