FO: Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern

That's right...a REAL FO!! This a genuine, bonafide, splendiferous, great-ish, ACTUAL PAIR of socks!!

I started these waaaaay back in April, can you believe that? Talk about takin' my time, but it was all worth it. They are so much fun. I'm DEFINITELY wearing them to the Lisle French Market and Stitches Midwest tomorrow!!

A few notes. I LOVE this pattern...no real complaints there. Of course, these are not without flaw, by any means...but they are HANDMADE, you know? So, I can deal with it. First thing: I knit the first sock on aluminum Susan Bates DPN's...and it was a bit small. Then, for the second sock, I decided I wanted to try the two circular method (which I am now in love with, btw). The second sock is not as tight, which is a good thing, but it sort of bothers me that the gauge is different on them. Again, handmade, wonderful color, wonderful pattern...it doesn't really bother me too much. The second thing is my kitchener stitch toe on the second sock is not as "attractive" as that of the second sock. I think I actually messed it up somewhere along the way, but I'm not sure where. Oh well, I don't think it's too noticeable. Again, handmade, wonderful color, wonderful pattern, IT DOESN'T REALLY BOTHER ME.

I am happy!


Jane said...

Beautiful socks! I'm afraid I have sock envy since I don't usually make them and have my sister do all of mine. They are sooo much nicer to wear than store-bought. Lucky chid!

Kar said...

Yeah socks!! But I don't know if you really want to wear them today in the heat!! But good luck!!

Susan said...

Great looking socks. I just got home from Stitches.

Maxim Khailo said...

Your Socks Rock! I am so proud of you!