Saturday, July 29, 2006

Socks


Right now I'm on a sock knitting kick. They are easy, and I love the results -- especially wearing them! LOL I usually knit a basic sock for myself, this time I didn't do left or right toes, but a "normal" toe. I have another pair that are ready for the gusset, so it won't be too long before I can complete them and wear them too. Which is good, because the socks I finished in 1999 are finally wearing out. I keep a list of Finished Objects (FOs) and my list tells me that I finished the pair that completely wore out on May 17, 1999. So, they lasted 6 years of weekly use. Not bad return of my time and effort!

This pair, I'm surprised to see in the picture, isn't as tightly knit in the toes. I think I'm going to have to go down a needle size to a 00 for the heels and toes in the future with Opal yarn. Rats!

This is Opal Crocodile, I have enough more for 3 pairs in the black/red, 4 pairs in the plum/black, and one in blue/black. I'm not sure it will all become socks, still pondering over other uses. I tried mitered squares with black contrast, I may go back to that but use a different contrast color. A shawl just using the plum/black? I don't know. Still thinking.

3 comments:

Joni said...

Great Crocs! Aren't handmade socks the best?!

Alison said...

Love the socks! Now, when are you coming back to California?

fiberfanatic said...

Hey, Alison, we just got BACK from California!