Socks!

It’s a great then when you can knock off an entire new year’s resolution in the first six weeks of the year. For me, that resolution was socks. Knitting socks, that is – though if I’d resolved to buy new cute socks from Sock Dreams, well, I could check that resolution off the list as well.

Sock #1
Sock #1, completed at a Super Bowl party over the weekend.

The pattern is Candide Ragg Socks and Cap, which was generously shared with me by Leah, who also took on sock knitting this winter. I ran into a few problems mostly related to trying to figure out the technique and pattern on my own. I knit the body of the foot inside out – oops. Then I misread the instructions for decreasing on the toe, resulting in a very strangely shaped foot, but nothing I couldn’t quickly fix between bites of brisket taco and omg queso dip.

Sock #2 in progress
Sock #2 in progress

And THEN I forgot to change needles when I started on the foot of sock #2, resulting in a somewhat looser fit. This isn’t a big deal, especially as the socks will probably shrink a bit in the wash. And even if it does turn out to be a big deal, the yarn was cheap, and I can make another pair. Or another pattern. Or whatever.

SOCKS!
Socks!

Regardless, I knit socks! And you should be glad you’re not my husband, because I spent a good part of last night nudging Shane and saying “dude!” and “look at these effing socks!” and “i made socks!”. How awesome is that?

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0 thoughts on “Socks!

  1. WOOHOO! SOCKS!!!! SOCKSOCKSOCKS!! It’s absolutely magic – you take some sticks and some string, and wave your hands around in the air for a while, and SOCKS come out! Turning the heel ALWAYS makes me feel smart. Congratulations!

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  2. Socks are indeed magical things. Knitting them just seems to make everything better. Funny how you are knitting in one direction, turn a heel and go 90 degrees in another! YAY socks!

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