Sunday, April 01, 2007

they are done

now that the arm is being more cooperative and spurred by the fact i may see my monk friend soon, i thought about finishing up the socks.

i took them out thursday evening just to see how it how it would go. i was able to finish the gusset in no time. since i was to be music room sitter during the friday evening performance of my sweet friends spring musical, i thought it the perfect time to, excuse the expression, knit my socks off. and i did. by the time the performance was over, i was already to the toe decreases. and though it was late, thought i would try to finish them up once i got home from that nights cast party, and what do you know, i did! yahoo!

so here they are, my first pair of knitted socks. they are really quite warm and wonderful. hopefully they will keep my monk friends feet warm even when he is slogging down a rainy mountain side at 4:30 in the morning.

thanks to all of you who gave me great suggestions when i got stuck, especially when picking up stitches. i truly appreciate your time and efforts. i decided the only way to get better at making socks and picking up stitches was to keep doing it, regardless of how apprehensive it makes me (yes, cheryl, i feel your fear). so i am already planning the next pair. they will be for my cute husband, out of the same yarn, different colorway and pattern. i am going to try a pattern from sensational knitted socks, which has instructions for using two circular needles so i won't have to modify a DPN pattern. the sock possibilities from this book are endless, so i am hoping once i get more comfortable knitting socks in general, i will get more comfortable modifying DPN sock patterns.

and i figured out what makes me knit inside out, which i don't usually worry about but for sock knitting threw me for a loop. so next time i will try knitting socks right side out and see if it is easier. can't wait. will let you know how it goes.


DaviMack said...

Yay for you, being all able to do things you didn't think you could do!

Cheryl said...

Yep, fear and trepidation are okay when they're a motivator...which it seems to have done for you! Well done!