Location: Crescent City, California, United States

I love to make things with my hands. My current passions are knitting and spinning.

Monday, January 30, 2006

First sock completed !!!!

I just finished my first sock for the sock-a-month Kal at this site This was my first pair of socks with a lacy pattern. Wait - it's my first knitted anything with a lace pattern !! And I love it. I have all kinds of ideas for lace shawls with recycled silk, sweaters with lacey patterns..... The possibilities are endless, and my time is way too limited.
These socks were knitted on opal yarn with size US 1 needles. The pattern I used is from I only cast on 60 stitches, and it is plenty big enough for my legs. I was worried about having enough yarn for the 2 socks, so I didn't make the leg very long. I wish I had made it longer as I now have enough leftover to make a third sock. Hey, that may not be such a bad idea...No I have too many other ideas for socks that are waiting to be knit.

This is my sock stash

Sorry the colors didn't come out that great in the pic. With practice I hould get better at taking the pics. The yarn at the back left is Cascade Sierra Quatro, color no.90. It is a pretty shade of purple and lavender. The yarn in the middle of back row is Opal sock yarn with blue, beige, light brown and lavender. The yarn on th back right is Sockotta with pink, lavender and purple. Notice the trend? I think I need to find some new colors! Maybe I'll find some red yarn for Valentine's day!


Blogger knittinmom said...

Beautiful socks, and I love the yarn! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. I look forward to reading more from you!

1:19 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

Very nice socks! I love the color. Nice sock yarn stash, too!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Hi! Saw your link on Knittin Mom's site and thought I'd stop by. Your socks look fabulous! Good job!

6:42 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Hi! I hopped on over from Knittin Mom's site, too and I'm so glad I did! Your Yukon Leaves are gorgeous!! They're so pretty and I love that pattern. Fantastic job on those socks. Take care! :-)

11:39 PM  
Blogger JessaLu said...

Welcome to the Blogosphere :o) Nice socks!

9:00 AM  

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