Wednesday, July 19, 2006

spider sock part one

i have finished my first ever adult sock:



made with Spider Sock Self Striping Hand Painted Sock Yarn in Pink Grapefruit, i think its awesome! heres what it looks like on:



i am only doing ankle socks cos i want two (funnily enough) and the wool is rare and precious, and i am pretty happy with how its turned out - i added a few stitches at the beginning to get it around my ankle but i probably didnt need so many, the rest fits but i think i need a slightly larger heel, having broad flat feet. like a hobbit.

and it feels luxurious on and i never want to take it off which means i now need to make the second one quickly. although there is a half done sleeve of a jumper yelling at me, so i might go finish that now.

and i have the first signs of flu. thanks for that honey.

k

5 comments:

Taphophile said...

You must knit the sock. It's for the good of your health. If socks can cure cancer then the flu should be a doddle. :)

kylie said...

you are, as ever, right. besides who can "keep pattern correct" increasing on a rib involving multiples of three while zonked out of your head on codral? i'll try and explain this to the jumper and its potential wearer as i go around again with the pink grapefruit :)

happyspider said...

YAY! I am SO proud, i feel like a parent of another sock addiction, wheeeeee!!!
congratulations, it's GORGEOUS!

kylie said...

you are indeed the parent of a very serious sock addiction, you should be very proud :) and you should be very proud of your amazing wool producing. i am going to have these ready and wearing to next SnB just to show everyone!! ps because of your instructions i now think that socks are easy...scary really!

Margie said...

Gorgeous. I have found that the hand knit socks that Mon made me loosen up quite a bit after a couple of wears so the heels might turn out to be just right. Not to worry! :D