I was delighted to finish these socks - the first pair I've ever made. I actually started them nearly a year ago (April 16th 2010 - Thanks Ravelry!) but abandoned them before I'd even reached the heel on the first one. I was inspired to pick them up again when we did socks in my knitting class.
I originally used Alison Sarnoff's Super Simple Sock Pattern, available for free on Ravelry. However when I started them again, I used a 'sock equation' which our teacher gave us. This is designed to lend itself to variation, such as adding a lace panel or making them a different length in the leg. I was going to include the equation in this post, but had second thoughts when I realised that it might be nice to include some photos of the different stages. If anyone is interested in learning about this magical equation do let me know and I will post about it!
If you've never knitted a sock before but are a reasonably competent knitter who can knit in the round, you should give it a go. Socks seem to be a favourite project of many knitters, who make sock knitting into an art form of its own. I like the portability of sock knitting, and the fact that self striping yarns can look so effective. I used Kaffe Fassett Design Line by Regia.
The disciplined seamstresses who commented on a previous post that they use only one spool so they can't make multiple projects, would be very proud of my restraint with my knitting projects. I made sure the socks were finished before casting on a gauge swatch of my next knitting, which is....
The wool is a raspberry red, and a mix of wool, alpaca and silk and the pattern is from a Wendy book of Vintage Knits I posted about here.
Aside from knitting, I have been working on the finished touches for the Beignet. I had forgotten how many fiddly and time consuming bits were at the end - hand hemming, sewing on buttons, making buttonholes and making the belt loops. It will be finished this week though, at long last.
Hope you've had a productive weekend too!
"Why are you trying to photograph your feet, when you should be giving ME attention?"