Sunday, October 28, 2007

Socktoberfest socks #2

Child's First Sock
From Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Nature Spun sport weight in N20 Arctic Moss
Needles: US 1
Modifications: Shortened the leg by two repeats, and a good thing because I may have run out of yarn otherwise. Also, slightly shortened the heel flap - just knit until it measured 2 1/4 inches, since that's what fits me best.
These are without a doubt the most beautiful socks I have ever knit for myself. I knit a lot of socks for other people, but up until last winter, I had never knit a pair for myself, and then when I did it was with generally inferior yarn. These are gorgeous. I love the texture and the friendly pale green color. And they fit like a dream. I couldn't be more pleased, especially in the wake of my recent knitting disappointments.

I finally got a library card yesterday and immediately Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road fell into my hands. I had no intentions of knitting any more socks just yet, but I fell hard for Conwy, Friday Harbor, and Traveler's Stockings. I'm still thinking about my last skein of Barefoot....

But my Dollar and a Half Cardi is still waiting for sleeves and it has finally cooled down enough around here so that I will be able to wear it soon!
edited to add: I'm having problems with the formatting on blogger. Why is the text on this post so scrunched together, and why wouldn't the spaces I added between paragraphs show up, and how come the italics suddenly disappeared? Anyone know?

1 comment:

Kara said...

Those socks are just gorgeous. Go ahead and be proud of yourself.