Mar 21

Sock It To Me!

Posted by Nanc

Do you think there are a limited number of puns and play on words that we knit-bloggers can use when discussing socks, the Clap(otis), or a variety of projects? And after the first few times they’re read on the web, they just become old and pained. Like jokes your (or at least my) Dad tells?

Anywho… my first pair of knitted socks is DONE. Hallelujah! (And yes, there IS much rejoicing for this feat… Pun intended.)

moai contemplates socks – click to zoom out

Here’s the 411:
Both socks (yup – two [2]!) were knitted on four US#4 dpns with Regia 6 ply Crazy Color in the Passion colorway. I followed the Starter Stockinette pattern from Knit Socks!. Of course, I didn’t swatch for gauge or follow the pattern exactly. I made a few mistakes along the way (yellow lines = gussets), but I feel that I’ve learned tons and I still love my socks.

a little odd looking, but mmm..mmm… good

While I was fixing the first sock, I realized that the colors reminded me of this previous project. Yep – the Red Hat Society Red Hat for my MIL. In fact, these colors would cover both groups of Red Hat women: the red & purple women and pink & lavender gals. Too bad they’re mine, all MINE!

Next up: socks for Matty Bonez! In more subdued colors and with less “features.”

6 Responses to “Sock It To Me!”

  1. Lara Says:

    I think your socks are just fab! And no, I’m not being sarcastic like some other folk who shall go nameless. The one on the right kinda reminds me of that character from Yellow Submarine – you know, the blue one with the red nose? Well, these aren’t blue, but that one kinda looks like it’s got a red nose. I’m half asleep right now, can you tell?

  2. Pamelalala Says:

    And I’ve lost yet another one to socks. *sigh* I guess it’s only inevitable that I soon follow. Love your socks!!!

  3. Aubyn Says:

    YAY! I am so happy that you finished and you like them. They are beautiful and you did a wonderful job. I bet Matty can not wait for his pair.

  4. chris Says:

    Socks! Socks! Socks! Yay for finished socks!!

    They are fabulous, NanC — Love em!

  5. mk Says:

    Woo Hoo!!! Cool socks.

    I am going to knit myself another pair soon – have to finish a couple of things first…on a deadline. Anyway, I am going to be bold and try two at once on the Magic Loop. Crazy? Maybe…

  6. Michelle Says:

    I’m not sure I want to post this- I had to type in 666 for the code! Anyway, awesome socks. I still think we sould start a socks with shorts fad so we can show them off.

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