I have just finished knitting my first pair of socks! The heel is too long on one of them, my tension sucks and I really don’t like the colour of the yarn, but I’ve knit myself a pair of socks! And they fit, mostly.
I’ve always been intimidated by the idea of knitting socks – all those needle points going every which way, and the skinny little yarn on skinny little needles – but I knew I had to give it a try. Some of that yarn is just too pretty to resist. I found a pattern using worsted weight yarn (#4 med.), got a set of 3.25 dpn’s and hit my new stash. I haven’t knit in a long while and didn’t know when I would again, so I gave away my stash when we moved. I know, I know, but it went to a good cause. Seems I’ve been collecting yarn again since the move though. I don’t plan it, it just happens. I found this Mary Maxim Starlette acrylic in Medium Willow and decided it would do to test out technique. BB thinks I’m ready for the military in these socks and I probably could supply a soldier since I have 24 x 100 g balls of this stuff. You see, there was an afghan kit sale. I wanted the red yarn kit, but it was sold out so I accepted the green kit. I was thinking pine green. This is so. not. pine. green. And now you know why I never made the afghan.
The socks are not a major success, but I’ve very proud of them and I will wear them – as soon as the weather turns cold again – probably next week sometime. If you like camo green, send me your foot measurements. You might end up with a pair of handknit socks.