Wednesday, November 15, 2006

First Socks Completed



Here they are, my first completed pair! I wore them to bible study this morning....the perfect day for it, chilly with the wind blowing 40 mph out of the north making it down right cold.

I learned quite a bit with this pair. I see the importance of journaling what you do so you can remember for the next sock. For me, this is especially important since there were some problems that would have been resolved if I had written it down. I learned the height I like for a sock to go up my leg...next pair will be slightly shorter. I also learned that it is not the end of the world if you must frog. I had to do it not once, but twice on the second sock. I have confidence now that I can get the tiny stitches back on the needle.

I am looking forward to starting my next pair. I am going to do a KAL with the For the Love of Socks group. They began the beginning of November, so there is no way I can keep up. But for me it is not about winning, I just want to complete the project! I am going to use a beautiful shade of Lorna's Laces called Harvest.

10 comments:

Beth said...

Yeah, Julie!! Congratulations!
Don't handknit socks feel just wonderful?

They look lovely and very comfy.

Shannon said...

WAY TO GO!!!

I'm fairly new to socknitting also and finding it really rewarding, hand knit socks are awesome. Yours look really lovely and good luck with the next pair!!!

Mz Mar said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your socks they turned out wonderful!
Now you'll be hooked!

Alice said...

Beautiful! You have done some great work!

Becca said...

Beautiful! Now for my pair.....

chappy said...

your socks look awesome julie!

Knitting Rose said...

Beautiful socks! You should be very happy. I love making socks. You are right about the frogging. It isn't the end of the world. Socks can teach you sooo much!
Happy knitting!
Lise

ObsessiveCompulsive Crafter said...

Great work on your first socks. Arent they fun to wear!

Magpie said...

Nice socks Julie - Welcome to the ranks of socknitters!

Kathie's Kwips in Knitting said...

Oh I am such a wanna be sock knitter. I have made a couple now and I am still learning. Your socks are very pretty in color.. I love Pink! Cant wait to see your next pair!