Socks for the First Time

Last night I finished up my first pair of socks, and I don’t quite know how I feel about it.

Sounds silly?

Here’s the deal: First sock was a pain in the butt.  Big pain.  As in that heel gusset kicked MY butt.  Thankfully one of my fabulous knitterly gals from my can’t-miss-it “Stitch and B*tch” group got me moving on it.  And then I groaned about those itsy bitsy bamboo-skewer-type needles.  All this to say that the first sock took WAY too long.

Second sock: Done in three days.  What’s that?  This is why I’m not quite sure how I feel about socks.  The heel gusset did kick my butt AGAIN on the second sock; I had to unravel twice before I finally got the decreases in the right area.  But I kind of enjoyed knitting the second sock (except that I did notice that my shoulders would get all bunched up, and I had to tell myself to release them.  I think it was those tiny needles).

So, these first socks are incredibly basic compared to all the beautiful ones I see on other blogs, but you’ve got to celebrate even the baby steps!! Yarn is Dream in Color – can’t find the label for the colorway…

All right, all right. Yes, I will make socks again.  Only because several of the people I love appreciate socks and would love handknit socks.  I’m also putting perhaps too much stock in a Magic Loop sock class coming up on February 4. If it’s as “magic” as I’ve heard, there may be lots more socks in the future.  We’ll see, we’ll see.

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About lionsdaughter

I like to make things, lots of things, but not all things. I love to sew, knit, embroider, take pictures, scrapbook, dye fibers, work clay in the summer, garden. I want to try weaving, spinning, and stain glass work. I have no interest in auto body, upholstery, or tanning (either working animal skin or purposefully darkening my own).
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3 Responses to Socks for the First Time

  1. Jill says:

    Those are GREAT! I love them… : )

  2. wanna hear something funny? I have the exact same wool socks….I seriously think it is the SAME yarn. Only i didn’t get my butt kicked to have them. na na na na na! you are soooo too good at all this kitting crafty stuff! 🙂 xo

  3. oh & I forget to mention – I think you could be a FOOT MODEL! LOL!

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