Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Oooh, socks!

Hello! So I thought I'd start things off by posting some of my completed projects so you can get an idea of what I'm all about over here. As I mentioned earlier, I primarily make blankets, but I have also made a few pairs of socks over the past year. I'm going to start with those since there are so few of them compared to the blankets.

Thus far I have made four pairs of socks using variations on this pattern that I found, the "In Your Shoes Ankle Socks" by Pam. I dig this pattern because it is fairly simple and very customizable. With a little bit of playing, you can easily adapt it to foot size and to preferred cuff length. It can also be worked with a thicker yarn to make for house socks.

The two on the top and the one on the bottom right-hand corner were gifts for my best friend and my husband, respectively. They all seem to enjoy them very much, as I enjoy my pair, shown on the bottom left.

The other pattern I have found that I liked was for "Ribbed Socks" by Linda and can be found here. This one is worked side to side and the heel is kind of built in, but I really enjoyed making it. This was actually my very first pair of socks (shown below) that I made.

Unfortunately I used a yarn that was very soft in the working, but once washed, turned out to be not so comfy for the feet. I have another, "swanky" yarn I got when I visited my mom last spring and we went to her favorite yarn store. I think my next pair of socks will be utilizing this pattern again with that yarn.

So there you have my sock-making skills to date. One day I hope to branch out to some more complicated or just different patterns. My mom got me an awesome book of crochet sock patterns for my birthday and that will be the first place I go to--but I still have to tackle that challenge that is gauge before I can really delve deep into this well.

Next up....blankets a plenty!

I hope everyone has a fantabulous week!


1 comment:

Kristi said...

I can personally attest to the snuggly perfection of the top two pairs. I'm wearing the blue and white ones right now. : )

Thank you!