Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Socks 2009.1

Remember this yarn? Well, it's now grown up to be a pair of socks.

Pattern: stockinette worked over 60 stitches, with 3x2 ribbed cuffs and slip-stitch heels
Yarn: my handspun two-ply sock yarn (specs here)
Needles: two 12" US 1 (2.5 mm) Addi Turbo circs
Started/Completed: December 20, 2008/January 6, 2009

These are a little more pink in real life; even with a good camera, I can't get really good shots without some natural light.

These socks are delightfully soft, but I think they'll hold up better than the last handspun pair as they're superwash. It's amazing how enjoyable knitting a boring stockinette sock can be when you're knitting with handspun. If it didn't add on a couple weeks to spin the yarn, I'd knit The Mister's large socks out of handspun, too!

Meanwhile, I did some knitting last night, and you know what this means:

I'm too much of a chicken to cut the steeks just yet. I might need the support of the Hurricane Knitters tomorrow night to get the guts to actually do it.


  1. Scissors that close to knitting make me nervous, too! No matter how many times I read about it and am reassured by the internet that it will be fine, it's still scary.

  2. Those scissors are going to be too small to cut the steek, I'd bet. As long as you are well-reinforced, I wouldn't worry too much about it! See you tonight! :)

  3. I was going to mention the scissors but Amy beat me to it! Bring a healthier pair. You'll be fine.

    Did you sew a reinforcement line??

    (OMG - a real REAL word for verification -- BANKER!!)

  4. Your handspun made gorgeous socks! They look very Noro-like with the way the colors meld into each other!

    Okay, my verification word was "dumbirs". Hope it's not trying to tell me something.