Saturday, October 29, 2005

Move out Kate, I'm checking in

Now that Kate Moss has checked out of the Meadows, I might just take her place, for fear of being hooked on the sock knitting thing.

Everywhere you turn lately in blogland, you bump into a sock. I even went out shopping today to buy a coat, what did I come back with? A pair of socks.

I have tried many a time to knit up a sock, let alone a pair. However, I could barely manage 4 rows. Those double pointed needles should bare a health warning, let alone come free with a pair of divers goggles.

Thanks to Lolly's Socktoberfest I decided to pull my dpns out and try again. I hate being left behind, or to be missing out on anything. Know what I mean?

Thanks to the this tutorial, I managed to complete my first sock, with only one blip which was at the beginning when joining the yarn to start working in the round. I don't think I pulled tight enough. Lesson learned and its pair will shortly follow... without the blip.

All in all, I absolutely love this sock. I feel its a real accomplishment. I'm chuffed to bits and dead proud, can ya tell?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

11 comments:

Allison said...

ooh! Congratulations on a wonderful first sock :) Looks like you chose a fun yarn to start with as well. Socktoberfest has definitely been a great inspiration for me, too!

eunny said...

Hooray! Socks are so fun. And that yarn is beautiful - I love the colors and the thick and thin stripes.

Bonnie said...

Congrats on your faboo sock!!!! Love those stripes. It does seem that knitting bloggers are crazy for socks lately.

iSeL said...

Congratulations!! The sock looks great and the stripes are very cool.

SweetPeaknits said...

Thanks guys for your lovely comments. Can't wait to knit the other one now.

ra said...

that's one funky sock

Becky said...

Wow - that is a fab sock - which yarn did you use - it has come out beautifully - I do love a crazy sock.

Ruth said...

hey i recognize those colors! i'm actually working on my first sock, and i'm using magic stripes too (denim color)! =)

Silver said...

Congratulations on your first sock! I'm always thrilled to see the results of my tutorial. :)

Anonymous said...

Well done, you make me so proud, I knew you was going to be clever when you was born
love ya mummy

Donna Boucher said...

I just love your beautiful, colorful sock...I don't think I have seen that yarn. What is it?

Donna