Monday, 2 February 2009

Sock-Making : Sockcess!

My First Pair Of Handmade SocksHuzzah! My first proper pair of socks! I totally love them. They fit perfectly and they're so warm and snug. I knitted them in a groovy-coloured variegated yarn in shades of orange and purple.

Detail Of Groovy YarnI finished knitting them last night and it couldn't have been better timing because today it's snowing outside. I'm so excited! I absolutely flippin' love the snow and I just did a little it's-snowing-and-I'm-wearing-my-new-socks dance in the conservatory. In fact I got a little bit snow-crazy and flung the conservatory door open and sat there with my legs dangling outside to test the warmth of the socks. They're toasty!

Socks & SnowI know I sound like a sap but I think it's safe to say that I'm totally addicted to knitting socks. I've already started another pair. I think the ladies in the local wool shop are going to be sick of the sight of me!

I'll post again later with bead news .....

7 Comments

Caroline B said...

Congratulations! They look great - could have done with those myself this morning whilst building a snowman! No work, school is shut, it's like being a kid again!

Caprizzosa said...

WOW, they really look nice and warm!! just what we need for this weather...but where do you get the time? ;o)

Jo said...

Cool socks Laura! We've only got a couple of inches of snow down here in Southampton, but it's enough to build a snowman and make me wish that I'd finished my hat last night!

Kendall Micayla said...

Wow, you have some straight stitches! I love 'em... I am making some right now.

beth said...

Fab Laura, The tension of the stitches looks perfect - there is no end to your talents!!

Oh I LOVE snow too, it's wonderful, looks magical and makes everyone so happy and friendly :-D
xxbeth

Laura said...

Snow is indeed a wonderful thing. I just love seeing everyone wrapped up in their hats, scarves and gloves.

Many thanks for all the sock compliments, everyone. I'm working on a very bright pair at the moment!

Suzy Q said...

Impressed! they are very even and well made!