Believe it people - these are socks, hand-knitted socks, my hand-knitted socks, in fact my first pair of hand-knitted socks. It was one of my knitting goals for 2015 - to knit hand-knitted socks. And here we are, beginning of April 2015, and we are discussing my first pair of hand-knitted socks. This is not bad going.
To be fair, I put ALL the odds in my favour -
1. I chose a simple and clear pattern that plays on its colour scheme and not on a fancy design (ie stockinette);
2. I chose the same yarn as indicated on the pattern - in fact I only switch the colour scheme - crazy move, I know;
3. and I made one MAJOR modification - by adding a 1 inch to the leg section, whoohoo, crazy mods right there!
Pattern: Camping by Cabinfour
Needles: 3.25 mm
Modifications: Minimal. I used Jeny's stretchy cast on and added that inch to the leg section
I am writing this post whist wearing my socks. They are so comfortable. These are not your regular socks - they fit perfectly, they are warm, cozy - everything that I believe hand-knitting should be about. OK, maybe I am seeing more in the work I put into it than I should - it is late and I am a bit tired too.
I am planning to knit more socks, there is no stopping me now - I can do it (well that's if they are knitted top down, and I may be that crazy and that I will give the toe up method a go!)
And it is one 2015 aim ticked, and onto the next... Fair isle anyone?