4.21.2008

FO: It's a pair!



I didn't think I had it in me, but I am now the proud owner of a finished pair of handknit socks.




Details: Pattern is Embossed Leaves Lace Socks by Mona Schmidt from Interweave winter 2005. Knit on size 2 bamboo dpns with 2.5 skeins of Koigu kppm purchased from Imagiknit in San Francisco. I did an extra repeat on the leg, by accident, and omitted 1/2 repeat on the foot, because the sock was looking long enough.

I think this might be the start of a new knitting era for me...



Yep, I already cast on for another sock! This is a Lorna's Laces Jaywalker in progress. Bobby has read enough knitblogs over my shoulder to ask me if I "have finally crossed over to the dark side." The fact that I don't have another sweater lined up, or already on the needles, makes me think that he's onto something.

17 comments:

soknitpicky said...

Great socks! And I *love* the color you've chosen for the Jaywalkers.

juicyknits said...

Oh, come on! There are some very great sock designs as well. ;-)

Kristin said...

Loves the socks! You can't stop with just one pair...

knitlit kate said...

oh say it isn't so...you have crossed over, haven't you? well, i guess what's a shoe girl without a well made pair of socks. and if anyone can imbue them with style and sox appeal, you can!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Well you have certainly chose the patterns to bring you over to the dark side:)

maitai said...

those embossed leaves are beautiful! i love the purple!

Ava said...

You're HOOKED! And sock yarn is highly addictive!

Claire said...

haha. You're hooked!

Nora said...

You have definitely crossed over... WELCOME!

Emily said...

Love the socks, but then again I love anything knit with KPPPM. :)

Nelly Knits said...

your socks are so pretty. I'm thinking about starting a pair of jaywalkers too.

Team Knit ! said...

Your socks look awesome! Love that muted purple colourway. And those jaywalkers are looking good, too!

-Julie

jenna said...

Another one bites the dust! :) I'd better get on board before I'm the only non-sock-knitter left around here! Your "crossing over" is understandable, though---they're beautiful!

Susan said...

The purple socks look brilliant! and I love the colours of the Jaywalkers too =) I wanna start knitting socks now!

Susan said...

Very nice! They look great on you. Can't wait to see the next pair.

luxeloops said...

there is something very alluring about knitting socks... sometimes after knitting bulky sweater after bulky sweater it's nice to use a little fingering weight yarn. i've yet to finish a pair of socks, but we'll see!

janice said...

oh my god, good job! i still have the second sock of my koigu pair on the needles. and it's been there for more than a year now.