Saturday, 26 June 2010

HK's First Sock Completed!

HK's first sock was completed last night, much to mine and HK's delight! I'm very pleased with it. It has totally banished my thought block of socks being difficult to do. I'm glad I waited until the time was right to do socks and to be bitten by the sock bug. This is a very simple pattern, with extra help and enouragement from Linda. I love the cast off, very stretchy. Just as Linda said it would be. It is a sewn cast off. I've never done a sewn cast off before and this is easy peasy! I like the way the random black zig zags have come out. The yarn is from China (or somewhere near there, via ebay). I used two 2.5mm circular sock needles. I've got enough to make myself a pair and a tiny pair for Baby as well. I'm trying to hold back on starting a pair for Baby!
This view shows heel and toes. I have warned HK that I want pictures of him modelling them. I have already started on the second one. A fab tip I got from Linda - to avoid getting Second Sock Syndrome - start the second sock before finishing the first one. Start the first one, do a bit, then cast on the second, do a bit etc. At whatever rate you want to. Or so they are about finished at the same time. Seems like sense to me. I casted on the second one about an inch or so before starting the ribbing on the first.
The pattern is an adapted one by Linda. She is going to use it at a Class at Yarn Gathering of Stone. I will ask her if I can publish it on here and on Ravelry. It's a good basic Toe Up Sock Pattern. Thumbs up from me!


Unknown said...

awesome! always happy to see another get bitten by the sock bug.

CarpeDyem said...

I'm starting to have great plans for socks, now the mist has finally lifted!

Roobeedoo said...

those socks are mad! Love it!