Thursday, February 11, 2010

Another Knitting Post




I know. It's another knitting post and I'm sure that I'm really the only one excited here. I mentioned in a previous post that it took me a year to finish my first pair of socks. I did many other knitting projects in between that first sock and second sock, but still it took me a full year. Well, I'm happy to say that this pair took me a couple of weeks and I even had to start the first sock over. Anyway, I knit these socks on size 3 DPNs and I was worried the entire time that one hank of Sunshine Sport (colorway: Field of Flowers) was not going to be enough for a pair of socks despite what I had read on Ravelry. I'm not really good at judging whether or not I have enough yarn for a project or not. Well, I knit the first sock and I made sure it was only 4" when I started the heel flap. It turns out I needn't have worried. I have a small ball of leftover yarn and that makes me crazy. What am I going to do with this small ball of yarn? Now I know I could have made the legs of the socks longer --maybe 5"? The foot of the second sock is definitely longer than the first. As I was knitting the foot of the second sock, I realized I had more than enough yarn and I started to relax. I'm going to try these again using size 2 DPNs because Jenn says it's the only way to go! Well, I'm going to wear these socks today. I can already tell that I'd like these socks better knit on smaller needles. So, I do have another hank of Sunshine Sport in the colorway Victoria and I'll do this sock pattern again and it may only take me a couple of weeks!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Don't worry ... You're not the only one excited about your new socks. I am, too! I think they are so fun and colorful! I so enjoy seeing other people's projects. They greatly inspire me in my knitting =)

I think I'm going to have to check out that Sunshine yarn. Every colorway I see is so pretty!

regan said...

that is yummy yarn.
and it does look like a field of flowers.
congrats on your socks.
i think anyone creative enough to make their own socks deserves to gloat. ALOT!
:)

Paul said...

Nice work babe. They look great!!!

Meredith said...

Those are so gorgeous!! Love the colors and they look super cute on your feet :)