View Full Version : FO - My First "Nice" Socks

03-28-2007, 11:11 AM
I finally finished a pair of socks worthy of wearing. Still not "giftable" but I'm wearing them around the house and rather proud of them.

They are made from Opal yarn and I used the Knitting Pure and Simple beginner sock pattern. I still like the Silver's heel better.

One thing...I'm not all that impressed with Opal. It doesn't feel as soft as I expected. Maybe that will change with washing? I've bought some Cherry Hill and Lorna's for my next two pairs.

Anyway, here they are :)

03-28-2007, 11:14 AM
They are beautiful, Kathy!

Washing the opal should soften it a bit - just use some wool wash or hair conditioner to soak them.

The Lorna's laces will be delicious! :cheering:

Jan in CA
03-28-2007, 01:00 PM
They look wonderful!

03-28-2007, 03:38 PM
Those look great! You'll love working with the Cherry Tree Hill.

03-28-2007, 03:47 PM
Beautiful Kathy!

03-28-2007, 05:53 PM
I'm VERY impressed. Really nice looking pattern! Beautifully done. Be proud and wear them in good health.

03-29-2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks so much! I got so much encouragement from here I just had to make them :) I've already cast on a new pair :happydance:

03-29-2007, 04:35 PM
Very, very pretty! I'm assuming this is self-striping yarn (not familiar with it).

You even made the stripes match! You GO GIRL!!!

03-29-2007, 05:10 PM
Those look great!

I am making a pair with CTH and they are way, way softer than Opal.

03-29-2007, 07:09 PM
congrats! :cheering: they look great! :heart: