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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Finished Socks

I finally finished the pair of children's socks that I have been working on. It's gone slower than normal because I've been working on papers for school. I like the way these ones turned out, the colours are so cute for kids I think. Tinker Belle decided the picture wouldn't be complete unless she made her appearance again!

Pattern: simple basic one taken off the Bernat Hot Sox wrapper previously used in the other two children's socks I made for my nephew.
Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks (75% washable wool, 25% nylon)
Colour: Crayon Jacquard
Needles: 3.25 mm aluminum dpn's

Here is a close up of them as well: They definately look like little boys socks! I am thinking that if I use this yarn in a pair of adult size socks the stripes will probably not be as thick.

I just noticed that they aren't quick matching up...they're a little fraternal. I guess on the second one I started with a little more blue than I had on the first one...oh well, they're close!

I haven't completed my red feathers and fan socks yet, but I'm still plugging away at them. I'm about to start the heel of the first one. So far I am liking the way they look! I am enjoying the pattern Sharon! I think they are taking me longer because I'm not used to the smaller size needle...that and they are adult size and not children's size like I'm used to LOL! I do like the pattern though, and like you said, its a simple repeat all the way through. I can't wait to see them completed! I hope to get them done before the end of March so that they will qualify for Project Spectrum.

I must head out now and get ready for school. I'm going in early to get some work done on my paper that is due on Thursday. I'm not looking forward to this one because I'm just not used to the psychology type classes and how these papers are done (they are different to the Chicago-Turabian form that I'm used to). But, at least I have my best friend Kristina helping me!

Happy Knitting!

15 comments:

Catherine Kerth said...

they look awesome! i think they match up pretty well for pre-stripped socks! good job :)

Allena said...

that is a cute pair of socks..

lexa said...

They are definitely boy socks! My two would love them!

amylovie said...

They look wonderful!

Lynda said...

Cool stripey socks!!

Sharon said...

They are lovely socks.

Can't wait to see the feather and fan socks, it is my favourite stitch pattern, it looks really great knitted up in a scarf.

Anny said...

Boy, you're just a sock knitting machine! Great job on the boy socks. So very cute. I should try to knit a pair for my little guy. What could be cuter than a toddler with handknit socks!

Good luck with your paper ;0)

Tina in Wonderland said...

Cute little boy socks!

Pssst....I think that Tinker Belle is trying really hard to get a permant job as your spokes model, er, I guess that would be more of a Meow Model! LOL

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

The socks are wonderful, Shelley. You're doing a wonderful thing making them for children in need. : )

Shelly

Wonderland Knitter said...

The socks turned out great! And your cat model is too cute too!

Rhonda said...

Great socks! My grandsons might like a pair if I could ever get beyond making socks for JUST ME. I need to check on whether they'd appreciate them or not. I know they would love a sweater.... so that's 7 sweaters in one household alone. Goodness, I better start tomorrow!!

Maggie Ann said...

Hurray! I'm rejoicing with you...you that are an accomplished sock knitter. On my first child's sock, I do fine till I get to the heel. I'm starting it over today, well, last night I got half the cuff done. I'm going to look up your first sock post, I think I remember you having one...and read it and see if I can learn something about the heel part...anything!!lol. byw, do you know of any pictoral teaching web site??

Maggie Ann said...

Thanks Shelley! I just checked out your sidebar 'socks 101'. This is just what I need. Think of me sitting here knitting this afternoon in front of the computer screen. Just so it works...I'll gladly knit in here!!

Erica said...

Thanks for visiting and the kind comments! Your socks are very cute!

As far as long term goes, I haven't had any fading with the Koolaid yet. So I wouldn't worry too much, just don't forget the vinegar!

Jayleigh said...

You are so talented, Miss. :-) Rock on!