Sunday, September 21, 2008

Son's Socks are Done!

I finished my little boy's socks last week - they're the very first pair I've knit start to finish:

I did a better job grafting the toe on the other one this time. I guess it's one of those practice make perfect type of things.

Here's the little man checking them out - I couldn't get him to model the finished product but he did like the way they felt against his skin:

In the meantime I've continued work on the sock I was making in On-Line Supersocke yarn, and I've started a pair for my husband using JoAnn's Soles & More in Grey Shades. I take turns working on each - as you can see I've gotten to where I'm constructing the heel with the first pair:

I'm using the same pattern as for mine with the first pair, except I'm making the top part a couple of inches shorter so I can make the foot a little larger. I love how the self-striping is turning out - my husband couldn't believe that the yarn does all that fun and colorful work all by itself, all I have to do is knit and enjoy :-)

With my husband's I'm using Patons' Spiral Socks free pattern. I picked up a leaflet for it while I was at Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins a few weeks ago. You can click the link above to access the pattern online - it requires membership but it's free and they don't spam you unless you let them so they're cool.


Knitting by the Pond said...

Great sock projects! Isn't the magic loop the best method?! I love it! I think you may be addicted to socks too! :)

Kneedle Junkie said...

Thanks so much! It's been forever since I've logged in to check for comments, can you tell??

I finished a pair of socks for my daughter while recovering from my surgery. I'll post a picture soon... I plan to mail those off with some other Christmas gifts this week.

Oh and yes I would agree, I'm turning into a sock addict :-)