Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Socks in the snow


Yes, it is white in Michigan again. Thank goodness....I had gotten quite disgusted with the brown/gray look of everything in sight, and way too much rain. This is winter, folks....let the landscape be covered in white, please!

I started this pair of socks on Thursday. Got enough done (past the toe increases) so that when I went to sit 'n knit with the BeeGees that night I could do so without counting ...just knit around and around. I knit for a short time on them on Friday, didn't touch them Saturday. I spent a good amount of time knitting Sunday during the pregame and Super Bowl (I figure I knit pretty close to 7,000 stitches on Sunday) and spent several more hours on them on Monday. So in 5 days (only 4 knitting days) I have a pair of socks. I am impressed with myself, let me tell you! And the best part, they actually fit! This has not been an easy thing for me to accomplish. Every time I make socks, I am so afraid they will be too small that I make them too big. These fit great. I did a short row heel for the first time and got it to work after frogging the first attempt. I hadn't knit quite enough length in the foot. Nice thing about toe-up socks...you can try them on and see how they're fitting.


I wish this picture had turned out a little better. The sun left before I got a good shot. I'll replace it when I get a better one (after the socks have been washed and don't have fold marks in them!)

5 comments:

Joan said...

They're beautiful. I love the colors. Great socks!

Jane said...

Yipee! Love the matchy matchy socks.

Dianna said...

I am impressed that the stripes, even on the heels, all match up! What fun! Great looking sockies!

Rebecca said...

you did great! 4 days! i'm starting my 2nd week and still on the first sock!!! ack!

Anniki said...

They`re gorgeous. I`ve never had such patience to make multicoloured zocks.. Well done!