Wednesday, 31 October 2007

New Socks - By Me!

I don't knit as much or as well as I sew and I'm far from being expert at it, but I have been slowly progressing with my knitting. Here's the proof...
Ta-da! I actually finished these last evening. The best part is that I finally managed to do the Kitchener stitches properly. (This makes my fourth pair of handknit socks - but the first pair that I completed without having to do any frogging or ending up with mangled looking stitches instead the lovely grafted sock toes).
I must admit to being somewhat addicted to the bright self-striping sock yarns. I swear that the stripes are the right motivator for me to finish my knitting, thereby building my knitting confidence for bigger projects. I'm pretty happy with these basic socks and really glad I finally sorted out why I constantly messed up the Kitchener stitch.

6 comments:

VaxGirl said...

Those look fabulous! I hate kitchenering(is that a word?) so much, I can only knit toe up socks. I love self striping and fair-isling yarn too.

Heather said...

There you are, practice really does make perfect. Those look great. Now, did you see the pretty striping sock wool on sale at Herrschners? Tempted?

Süßstoff said...

Love the colors!
And they seem to match your pants very well!

amandajean said...

wow. WOW!

I love them!!! you did a fantastic job.

all socks should look like that. :)

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Hi Katherine, these socks are great, you are very talented too! The long winter is looming for us here in England, I shall think of your socks when my feet feel like blocks of ice! Louise x

Nicola said...

Well, Louise, there's a good reason to learn to knit! Handmade woolly socks to keep out the English damp and cold!