Monday, June 27, 2005

I am still practicing for your socks Sockapal2za Pal!

It is true...I have been practicing like crazy for my sock pals socks. I am a little nervous about making socks for someone else. They just have to be perfect! My sock pal lives in a warm climate so I am awaiting my order of Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton sock yarn. Hopefully one of the colours I chose on line will work with whatever pattern I finally decide on. We have till September people...stop rushing me!

Here is another practice pair!

Started: June 23, 2005
Finished: June 26, 2005
Pattern: Alison's Ankle Socks
Yarn: DB Baby Cashmerino in cream
Adjustments: I added 4 sts because of the gauge and turned the heel until I had 10sts between YO instead of 8. Thank you Alison for the tips on getting the edges of the grafting correct. They are now perfect!

8 comments:

Purly Whites said...

Adorable! I can't wait to make myself a pair of these.

eastern white said...

you make beautiful socks! i don't think you need anymore practicing!

alison said...

They look awesome! Hooray for ankle socks and sockapal2za practice!

goodkarma said...

Girl, you are seriously making me wish I were a faster knitter! Wow! Those sockies are so cute. They must be soft and cozy. You have a lucky sock pal! :)

grumperina said...

You're such a pro! I can't believe there's still any doubt that your Sock Pal socks will be absolutely perfect... really, they will be! The cotton you chose is really nice, too, in terms of softness and how it works up. And you're right, there is plenty of time to think about the project... some of us (me!) have a lot of things happening and want to finish quickly, that's all! Don't let us suck you in!

Wool Winder said...

I predict you will knit a whole drawer full of socks by September. There's no stopping you now.

nona said...

Cute, cute socks! I'm guessing once you put on your Cashmerino socks it's pretty darn hard to take them off.

Kathy said...

I was in Socka #1. I felt like I was knitting for the State Fair. Yet, It was a wonderful experience. Your peds, as we call them, are so cute. Hmmmmmm, maybe I'll give them a shot.