So I've been knitting for almost 3 years now, but never took up sock knitting. I didn't get it; I don't like making things twice (even gloves feel like a chore) and I didn't want to make something that will hide in boots or shoes and get wore out and abused.
But a wonderful yarn dyer, Pandia's Jewels decided to host a Sock-A-Long for January, so I decided since I own some of her lovely sock yarn, why not? Might as well give it a try.
But first I decided to make some fun slippers using Lion Brand's Amazing yarn to see what I thought of making things for my feet. I chose Bea's Slippers, and I knit these just in time for the cold weather that blew through the midwest (our wind chill temps here got down to -48, brrrr! That's booger-freezing temps. I went out around midnight to look for a cat I heard crying by the house... which I unfortunately couldn't find, and every breath I took I could feel my nose hairs freezing up, horrible feeling, lol).
|Bea's Slippers on Ravelry|
So after finding out that I didn't mind too much knitting for my feet, I moved on and started my socks.
I picked out an easy, but cute pattern, Hermione's Everyday Socks.
The pattern was well written, and I felt a perfect choice for a first time sock knitter. I didn't get bored with making two, they went quicker than I expected, and ooo... hand knit socks, sized just for my feet, feel oh-so-good. They feel much more comfortable than I ever expected them to, and I think I am on my way to becoming addicted to knitting socks.
|h e r m i o n e on ravelry|
|w i c k e d s t o r m|
And for anyone that follows my blog,
I did finish my sweater last month, huzzah!