Woohoo! Another finish from the list! I've deliberately held off posting until this evening just so I could slip this one in this week.
Project: Socks are for Squirrels
Pattern: Socks 101 from Knitty
Yarn: King Cole Zig Zag (just over half a ball)
Needles: 2.5mm DPNs
So this is the first pair of socks I've knit. I used the tutorial from Knitty as I wanted to understand how socks worked, without the complication of a pattern on top of things. So plain vanilla socks, knit top down with very simple instructions seemed to be the way forward.
|You'd think as it's the end of summer, my legs would be less pale!|
I didn't line up my stripes because I couldn't be bothered. I don't mind that they are slightly mismatched! The pattern's not brilliant, although I do feel like I could tackle something more complicated now. I'm actually interested enough to go out and find a different way of doing the heel and the toe as I am not 100% comfortable with the look and feel of the ones on this pair. I think I might try toe up next time, as the socks I crocheted were done toe up and the toes are much less.. pointy than these.
Oh, and I'm sure you're wondering about the project name... one of my friends who mainly crochets once tried to knit a pair of socks, and failed admirably. She is now adamant that it is impossible to knit socks, and that knitters who produce finished pairs have clearly stolen a mostly completed pair of socks from a nearby squirrel, who has done all of the hard work. As I have two resident squirrels in my garden, I will quite happily concede to finding this pair mostly done on the lawn!