Thursday, January 10, 2008

My FIRST SOCK!!!

I have wanted to try socks for I don't know how long now. But I always avoided them because I can't seem to master DPN's. So the other day my friend Louise was talking about the magic loop way. (She's using this technique to do her daughter's sleeve on her sweater). She was raving about how easy it was. So of course this got me quite curious. After a few troubled starts I was finally able to figure it out. THANKS LOUISE for all the help!!!

So jokingly Louise says "Oh you'll have a sock done by next week". Well I finished one sooner than that. I started last night and wah lah it's done. I did run into quite a bit of problems in understanding the whole heel and gusset area. So i ended up putting the stitches onto dpns and working these areas this way. Then I put them back on my circular and finished them using magic loop.

Okay so I'm overly excited on finishing ONE sock. Now the test will be can I make the 2nd sock to look like the first one???

Here are some pix of the sock. It's done in Plymouth Yarn Encore orange. The pattern is from Knitting Pure and Simple Beginner pattern. This pattern was recommended to me from Cottage Yarns. Great recommendation. Thank you!!!


Ariana holding the sock



Ariana wearing the sock!!! Yes it fits!!!


WOO HOO! Stay tuned to see how the 2nd one turns out!

3 comments:

Traci... said...

Wow!!! I can't believe you made a sock! And it fits Ariana!!! Oh my gosh...this is quite impressive!!! I'm amazed and its totally awesome! Congratulations!!

Heather said...

Great job!!
Welcome to knitting sockdom :)

Geri (that's my Ravelry name, too!) said...

That's a very fine looking sock. Congratulations! You know, sock knitting is the crack cocaine of knitting - LOL! You're hooked now!

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