Friday, 12 April 2013

Travel Socks//Finished Object Friday

I think since I started this blog last February, I've mentioned (quite a number of times) that I want to be the kind of knitter who isn't afraid to learn new skills and move forward with her craft. Thus last week I cast on my very first pair of socks; to say I was nervous is an understatement! However they actually knit up really quickly and I'm totally in love with them:
 They fit really well; to be honest the toes are the only part I'm not hugely happy with - I'm not that good at grafting yet, but I'm sure I shall get there:
 I am very happy with the heel, considering most knitters find turning the heel is the hardest part, I really enjoyed it and I think it came out pretty well. I actually found picking up for the gusset was the hardest part:
 And of course no sock photo shoot is complete without some kind of arty shot; so here it is:
And in true knitter style, I have already cast on my 2nd travel socks - which are some pretty eyelet rib ones from the same book. Thank you so much to everyone for commenting on my WIP wednesday post - I've had a look at quite alot of sock patterns on Ravelry as a result.
As usual I am playing along with Tami; have a knitty Friday and an inspired weekend.
V xo

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first socks. Grafting will get easier, I promise. My first few pairs of socks were a nightmare though. So much that I starting knitting toe up socks to avoid doing it. I find the tutorial halfway down this page (http://www.socknitters.com/lessons/lessons.html) a really good reminder. I still need to look up how I do it 3 years after my first sock!

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  2. They are lovely - well done. I always knit toe-up socks as I think they have a neater toe and they are very easy (I use Judy's Magic Cast on - http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html ) maybe that's the next new thing?

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  3. Fabulous first pair of knitted socks, love the stripes..........take it from me, sock knitting can become very addictive.

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  4. They look fabulous!! I think you were born to knit socks!

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  5. Good job on the socks! Picking up the gusset is not too hard if you remember to slip that first stitch on the heel flap as it makes an easy pick up.

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  6. I recently completed my 1st pair of socks so I know how you feel...now all I want to do is knit socks...but I'm trying to save them for warmer weather knits..the striping pattern is fun!

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  7. Hurray for socks! And if you've already cast on a second pair I think you're well on your way to sock-obsession. The nice thing is that are so many gorgeous sock yarns out there, and you pretty much only ever need one skein :)

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  8. Yay for your first socks! The heel looks great. I'm getting closer and closer to starting on the road to sock knitting myself...

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  9. Congratulations on the first pair of socks! I still remember the first time I turned a heel, oh the joy!

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  10. Lovely socks! I actually find that the heel turn is my favorite part of the whole sock!

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  11. Congrats on finishing your first pair of socks, they turned out great! Welcome to the world of sock knitting....prepare to be addicted!

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