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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My First Pair of Socks!!

Socks, socks, socks! Since the Sock Yarn party I have been going sock crazy!! I have been collecting sock yarn for a while now - you would think one would knit socks BEFORE stashing socking yarn. Nope, not me. When I see a yummy yarn in a yummiliscious colorway, I just can't resist. My thinking was that if the crazy ladies in my S'nB group didn't convert me to a sock knitter I could always use the yarn to lace shawls and scarves! See, no yarn wasted in my stash!! *don't worry, I think I need to be committed too, but until someone actually drives me to the asylum, I'm safe*

I have finally finished my first pair of socks!! And wow were they a quick knit!! I had cast on at the Sock Yarn party that was on March 15th and I cast-off and weaved in all my ends Easter night!! This yarn is SUPER yummy, soft, gorgeous!! I am so in *heart* with this color too!! This is soooooooooooooooo a me color! Wouldn't you agree KozyKitty? :)



Pattern: Tidal Wave
Yarn: Sheila Rovelstad Designs Sock yarn (Ravelry link)
Needles: Addi Turbos size 2 - 12"
Modifications: I switch to a short row heel and I carried the pattern down the top of the foot.

Apparently Frisco thought this was a photo op for him!


While I was going through my stash to see what I would cast on for next I found my long lost first sock, or rather the 2nd sock to the first pair that I cast on back in October of 2007! Denise, a woman from my S'nB group had me *really she ordered me too, but shhhhhhhhh let's just keep that between us cuz she really was The Sock Lady in our group at the time* immediately cast on for the 2nd sock so that I wouldn't commit the dreaded "Second Sock Syndrome."


That didn't exactly work because Christmas was around to corner and I started concentrating on gift making and the bag with these socks got lost! or so I thought! But I found them and worked on them last night! Of course, I don't remember what heel Denise had me doing on the first sock so I really hope she remembers!

Frisco was the model for this sock photo, you can see that I took the picture just in time to see him trying to sneakily play with the yarn! I can't believe I might actually have 2 pairs of sock finished by the end of Spring Break!



twiceknit said...

They look great! Love the pattern and the color is beautiful. Now that you drank the sock kool-aid, it's all downhill from here.

Rima said...

First pair of socks. You got to be kidding me. They are great!

Kozy Kitty said...

Those are gorgeous! Thy resemble the Pomotomus socks. I love the teal, Hey--my birthday is coming up . . . . (wink, wink).

PHD Knitter said...

Oh how purrrty! I wish I had been able to go to the party! It was my birthday and everything ... good excuse for buying more yarn than normal. I love your socks! The pattern is gorgeous and the yarn is just divine.

Theresa said...

So pretty! I love the color and the pattern. And wow! You knit those fast!

Denise said...

lovely lovely socks!
(I am jealous - you got to keep yours!)