Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Child's First Sock

Is finished! No I don't have pictures yet, as some of you know I leave my house while still dark and it's almost dark when I get home. I finished it at about 10pm last night. It's a really great pattern, and as far as first "lace" goes... pretty simple.



Here's a picture of the unfinished sock relaxing yesterday with a latte














It was taken with my camera phone... not the best quality, but there it is. At that point I had finished I believe 4 1/2 of the 6 foot repeats. I should have done one more repeat on both the socks... but since I didn't on the first one I couldn't on the second one, and that just killed me! It doesn't look bad though, the toe is just a bit longer than necessary (there's about 3/4 of an inch of stockinette before I started decreasing).

Stats:
Pattern - Child's First Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn - Lisa Souza Sock! Merino in Foxglove (The prettiest blend of pink/fuschia EVER)
Needles - (4) Bamboo size 1 (2.5mm) Double Points
Start/End dates - Jan 16/February 19 2007
Mods - None really. There's a couple of mistakes that we could *call* mods, but we will not.
Recpient - My Godmother Diane. My mom will be taking these to her this weekend in Newport. I cannot imagine a muggle on the planet that would be more appreciative of hand knit socks than her. She's the greatest.

Next up:
I have started the cuff of the sleeve to my Phoebe Sweater. The sleeve is the best part since it actually has pattern. I have told myself that I am not allowed to get farther on the sleeves than I am on the body though. This way I'll be ready to put everything together all at once. It's a good thing
I will be winding yarn (by hand no less) for my next pair of socks. More on that later.
Edited To Add:
Here's the finished socks! I'm putting more pictures up on FlickR because they're just so photgenic.

2 comments:

Emma said...

I'm making some Child's First Sock with Lisa Souza too. It's quite a nice pattern--fairly quick, simple enough, with impressive results.

notscarlett7 said...

I want to marry those socks.