Thursday, 9 May 2013

Oh Yeah, And I Made Socks

So, I made socks.

These were quite fun to make. I'd wanted to learn to make socks for a while and thought using this Very Pink Knits video course would be a good idea. I mean, there are loads of free sock patterns out there, but I wanted to support her because her knitting tutorials have been helpful to me.  They're very nicely put together. Actually I had these on my Ravelry wishlist and Gail (who has been my trusty knitting guide) gifted them to me, isn't she lovely?

I knitted these a wee while back when I was recovering from being ill with a very nasty cold, and what do you know, I'm been struck down again. Luckily I'm feeling well enough now to be back on the computer. Quite fitting that the making and posting of these socks coincide with illness, as they are the perfect big fat warm socks to wear when I have my feet up on the couch! 

They're knit in 10ply wool so they are definitely chunky home socks. They only come in one size and they have room to spare. Again I don't mind since they won't be going anywhere special, lol.  In fact I think I could knit the same size if I wanted to inflict a pair on my husband.  I mean gift them to him.

I learned a new technique while knitting them- the crochet chain provisional cast-on. I wonder what else I can use it on? These are knit from the toe up with short rows for shaping at the toe and heel. I did find a hole developed at the corner of the heel short rows though:

I did a little research and found a few people discussing methods of fixing that. More details on my Ravelry page. I'll have to try it next time!

So that's my kinda un-glamorous socks. Maybe the next socks I make will be as cool as Tasia's!

p.s Did you notice? After the great spacing debate, I am trying out using one space after my full stops... exciting times, lol.

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