Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fledgling triumphs!

I have finished my first pair of socks!!

Strictly speaking, these were not both knit in October. It took me a long time to cast on the second one, but when I did, I finished it in a few days. Now I have a pair of handknit socks!! I used handspun wool (not mine) and a basic sock pattern from the Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook (a wonderful book - highly recommended).

I found the second sock a lot quicker and easier to knit. However, I still had these holey gaps between the heel and the body of the sock - which I will now have to darn. Any tips on avoiding these?

Thanks for this blog - all the beautiful pictures really inspired me to cast on that second one!

For more about my fledgling adventures in knitting socks, see my blog (Dropped Stitches).

Love Melinda


Rose Red said...

Great job on the socks! Congrats on finishing them!

gemma said...

How thoroughly thrilling, that first pair is amazing! The thrill of the heel the beauty of toes, well done.