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gotta knit 02-25-2009 10:15 AM

I finally made socks!
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Seeing all the great socks on here inspired me to finally give them a try. It only took me 20+ years of knitting to get around to it.

Can't help feeling like I cheated or something though, since I still haven't 'turned a heel' or 'worked a gusset'. Maybe another time. I'll definitely use this pattern again since it was so easy! from Knitpicks (two at once, toe-up,with an afterthought heel). Made with Bernat Sox yarn & 3.75mm needles. Not so thrilled with the way the colour blotched in areas, but they're really comfy anyways.

Freyja 02-25-2009 11:10 AM

:cheering::cheering::cheering: Do you know what this means?
You are on your way to being a sock addict!
Welcome to the club.:)

Doublereeder2 02-25-2009 11:23 AM

Welcome to the dark side :-) They look great.

margz3 02-25-2009 12:44 PM

They look great - thanks for posting the link! I SWEAR I will try socks soon!!

cacunn 02-25-2009 12:56 PM

That looks great. Now that you are over the basic fear of socks you will find that turning a heel and working a gusset are very easy. It is simply a new technique and like all new techniques take it a little slow and don't be afraid to frog and do those stitches over again.

Suggestion is to put in a life line just before you start the heel. That way there is no problem restarting the heel.

What do you plan for your next pair?

gotta knit 02-26-2009 08:58 PM

I definitely see why socks are addictive!
Not yet sure what the next pair will look like exactly, but there will be another pair after I get some baby gift items made.

Slim 02-26-2009 09:44 PM

Congratulations! They look great. I haven't tried two-at-once yet, so thanks for posting the link.

gotta knit 02-26-2009 09:50 PM

You're welcome for the pattern Slim.
I was worried I might not want to make the 2nd since this was my initial attempt, that's why I went with 2-at-once. Thought toe-up would be an interesting way of making them too.

thepurplegg 02-27-2009 02:42 AM

Great socks! I actually like color blotching like that. It makes the socks not identical but still look like they belong together. That's just me. :wink:

scout52 02-27-2009 03:03 AM

WOW they look so great!!

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