Knitting Again

Finished Dayflower Socks, Starting Sweater Sampler

Posted on: January 28, 2011

Of all of the things I’ve knit, not that the list is very long, this project is one of my favorites. Actually, other than the blanket I made for my mother, it is my favorite project  so far.

Finished on 01/27/2011. I decided to cover my non-cover-girl legs and other items from the picture.

Details

Yarn: Cascade Fixation

Needles: US Size 6

Modifications:

Knit two repeats of lace pattern for leg rather than 3

I did the toe a little differently

I wore the socks to work today. They were comfortable and my co-workers gave me lots of compliments on them. Unfortunately, the socks were mostly hidden under the legs of my jeans and the humongous boot I have to wear over my injured leg. I’m hoping the next time I wear them I will be boot-free.

Since I was so pleased with these socks, I think I will eventually knit this pattern again. I would be happy to have more of these socks in different colors.

Next up for knitting is the Sweater Sampler from Jacqueline Fee’s book. I’ve gathered all of my supplies except for the buttons which I hope to purchase tomorrow. This project covers quite a bit of knitting ground and I think I’ll be a more confident knitter when I’m finished.

I’m probably going to cast-on for a pair of socks too. I’ve had some red sock yarn for a while that I’ve been wanted to use and February seems like the perfect time. I’m thinking of knitting the Smoldering Hearts socks. Once those are finished, I’m planning to try to knit a pair of socks from the toe-up. It’s still to soon to decide which types of toes and heels I prefer but I’d like to try several of them.

I’m learning and I love it. It’s going to be a great year of knitting!

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5 Responses to "Finished Dayflower Socks, Starting Sweater Sampler"

Yay, the socks look great! I’m telling you, sock knitting can get addictive.

Del, I think I’m hooked. I just can’t decide which sock pattern to knti next. All I am sure of is that the socks will be red.

If I ever knit socks again, these might be the ones. I’ve only knit two pairs and I really didn’t enjoy it but I like the lacy look of these.

Li, this is only my second pair of successful socks. I’m very pleased with them. I threw them in the washing machine but let them air dry rather than washing them by hand. They definitely would have benefited from some fabric softener but they felt great within a few minutes of putting them on.

These socks are so pretty, well done. I tried once to knit socks but it didn’t work out 😦

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