Sunday, November 25, 2007

My first Socks!

Jim's socks
Originally uploaded by kbelle.
Shhhh.... don't tell FIL, but my first socks are his Christmas gift. I've been assured by my husband and MIL that he won't notice all of the mistakes. Let's hope so.

After reading a lot about toe up socks using Silver's Sock Class and Queen Kahuna's Crazy toes and heels, I cast on for these. I should have paid a bit more attention to Queen Kahuna's instructions because these are a bit narrow and long. Hopefully it evens out when on his foot. They are just a smidge too small for my H, with his gargantuan feet, and FIL's feet are a bit smaller.

Pattern: Mostly Queen Kahuna with a 2x2 rib on the top and cuff.

Yarn: Knitpicks Essential in Navy, less than 2 skiens

Needles: 3.00 mm knitpicks options

Modeled on borrowed blockers generously lent by City Knits - the best yarn store in Detroit. The ladies there are incredibly friendly and sweet.


Katie O said...

Nice socks! They look like turned out great!! Thanks again for everything. I know I stressed you guys out. :)

pia said...

Great job! I'm impressed! I still wear my first socks everywhere, but I can't say they were that good:)