Saturday, September 25, 2010

Off My Needles....Socks

There is something about fall that just suits knitting!  You should see a wee bit more in my future as I have signed up for two knitting swaps for October....one for a hat and one for a scarf.  Also, I finally finished off the socks I started during my summer holiday back home in Ontario.  I used a few long plane flights as an opportunity to work on them.  On the flight back from Chicago I had the second of the pair very nearly finished.  And this morning, I finally got  them off my needles.  Fall weather is definitely here now and I enjoyed a bit of it as I took a few pictures of my new socks.....just to prove they are done.  I've been wearing them all day now, and they feel like socks.....and they look like socks!  I must have done OK:)
The pattern for these socks came on the inside of the ball band of the Premier Yarns Serenity Sock yarn I picked up for super cheap at a Joannes this summer down in Oregon.  The pattern was very simple and straight forward for a beginner at sock knitting.  The pattern is also available online at Premier Yarns if you'd like to try it.  They are very basic socks.   I liked the concept of the self striping yarn too!  Now I feel ready to try something a bit fancier for my next pair.  I got a huge bag of Reggia sock yarn in solid navy blue at a thrift store last year and now I feel a bit closer to being ready to tackle it.

2 comments:

Felicity said...

What an awesome accomplishment, they look so nice and cozy. : )

LittleRed said...

Thanks Felicity...I have been enjoying them