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Shandeh
03-10-2009, 01:05 PM
I've made several pairs of handknit socks, but only have two pair of my own. And one of them is starting to wear away. So, I've decided to knit a pair of worsted weight socks to wear around the house.

I'm using Lion Wool yarn that I got on sale at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars a skein. Great deal! :)

I'm almost finished with the first sock:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3341348550_72fb38f170.jpg

Here's the pattern I'm using, from the Sweaterscapes website.
http://www.sweaterscapes.com/sockinst.htm
I did a stockinette heel instead, because it feels more comfortable to me with my wide feet. I also switched to stockinette for part of the leg as well. Same reason - comfort.

Jan in CA
03-10-2009, 01:14 PM
It's looking great, Sandy! Love that color!:inlove:

Slim
03-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Pretty and very warm looking! Good idea using worsted for house socks.

Jenelle
03-10-2009, 09:08 PM
The great thing about worsted weight socks, they take no time at all to knit up. ;) The color is lovely also!

Shandeh
03-10-2009, 09:31 PM
Thanks everyone!
The color is "Sage Green". I'm looking forward to wearing them.
:)

ArtLady1981
03-11-2009, 07:14 AM
Looks wonderful, Sandy! One of these days, I'm gonna get on the SOCK BANDWAGON! I feel I am missing the boat!

dustinac
03-11-2009, 08:32 AM
:happydance: Looking good!

WandaT
03-11-2009, 09:29 AM
Love them! I'm gonna have to try that pattern. Love that color you're using!

Shandeh
03-11-2009, 03:23 PM
Thank you for the encouragement, everyone! :hug:

Looks wonderful, Sandy! One of these days, I'm gonna get on the SOCK BANDWAGON! I feel I am missing the boat!
You really should try it, Dollyce. After you turn the first heel, you'll be grinning like a little girl. They are REALLY FUN to make!
:thumbsup:

GirlChris
03-11-2009, 05:05 PM
you've got a great start.

Jaxhil
03-16-2009, 06:45 AM
looks really nice!! I like that color-handmade house socks are the best :)

Lighting57
03-16-2009, 05:03 PM
How many stitches do you cast on for that weight of yarn Sandy? I've been thinking about making some too from LB worsted. Your sock looks great BTW.

Shandeh
03-16-2009, 11:47 PM
Here's the pattern I'm using, from the Sweaterscapes website.
http://www.sweaterscapes.com/sockinst.htm (http://www.sweaterscapes.com/sockinst.htm)

I cast on 44 stitches, using the instructions for size Large. I have wide feet, so I think it will work well for me. :)

wezyus
03-17-2009, 12:07 AM
its nice ...kip it up

Lighting57
03-17-2009, 07:14 PM
Thanks for the link.

bambi
03-17-2009, 08:27 PM
They look great! Thanks for posting the pattern. I've always wanted to do socks but would rather start off with something worsted wt.

Bambi

mks22300
03-17-2009, 08:50 PM
Looks like they're going to be nice and cozy, I love sage green!

Shandeh
07-12-2009, 06:18 PM
Yay! I finished my socks last night! :cheering:
They are warm, comfy, and cozy. cloud9

Cuff Up:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3712410665_e63e19979c.jpg

And Cuff Down:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/3713222700_d3c8e77d33.jpg

TEMA
07-13-2009, 10:44 PM
I think the sock looks great and I love the colour as well.
Thanks for the pattern. I've bookmarked it. I'm thinking it's time I tried something other than Silver's Sock Class socks... indebted to her as I am...:teehee:
TEMA:thumbsup:

lulubell
07-14-2009, 12:22 AM
Looks wonderful, Sandy! One of these days, I'm gonna get on the SOCK BANDWAGON! I feel I am missing the boat!

Think VERY seriously before you knit a pair .... they are very addictive!:knitting:

wezyus
07-14-2009, 12:58 AM
superb n lovely color

Shandeh
07-14-2009, 01:59 AM
Thank you all!
I'm wearing them right now. They are PERFECT for wearing around the house. They will work well with boots in the winter too. :)

Jan in CA
07-14-2009, 11:11 AM
Those are so pretty, love the color!

lulubell
07-14-2009, 08:59 PM
That colour is not one that I have ever knitted or worn, but just the last few months I have been drawn more and more to it. Your socks look lovely!