Friday, October 07, 2005

Socks!! First Pair Done!

I finished my socks this morning. The first pair in my comparison of sock patterns. I also dug up another from Kimberly I hope to try out also.

First off, Photobucket is having some problems, so I will post through Blogger and hope it works:

Okey Dokey, it worked.

I used 1 3/4 50 gram balls of Hayfield Grampian Acrylic/wool/nylon blend DK yarn and an F soft-Touch Clover hook. I bought this yarn off of eBay for something like $1.20 a ball and loved using it. It's a British brand and too bad, I loved the blend for socks. I'll have to keep an eye on eBay for more. The pattern is from Crochet Me! and is the In Your Shoes pattern. I liked this pattern because it was straightforward and very easy to understand and follow. However, the ankle ribbing part could have been smaller for me and I also did both socks ribbing first, fastened off and sewed the seam so I could make sure the seam was lined up in the back (obsessive compulsive stuff again). My only complaint, toe seam. I was very careful when sewing it up to make sure there weren't any bulges, etc, cause you know that will irritate you in shoes. They felt comfy on. A similar pattern was in Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet as far as the toe seam, which surprised me. I will do the rest of the socks in toe-up fashion.

Next up, Nat's Econo-Shopper Mesh Bag-Large size.

Cindy has set up a blog called 25 Things for Charity Make a commitment to craft 25 things for charity in 12 months. It can be any item for any charity. Crochet, Knit (gasp), sew, etc. Make something and donate it. If you are interested, click the links to Cindy and leave a comment on either blog. She'll send you an invite. If you need some charity links, let me know. The Amazing Rowan, who has her finger on the pulse off all charities, can make recommendations if you have an idea, but don't know where to send to. There's also a nifty button (which I will link later, once photobucket stops acting so snarky to me).


ThreeOliveMartini said...

one of these days i am gonna try socks.. just not today LOL

good job !

Joy said...

Woo! Socks! Awesome job! Another thing on my list of things I want to make someday. :)

Sedie said...

The socks look great! I love the color and you did a very nice job. Thanks for the compliment on Tempting, I love it!

Stacey said...

Love your socks! I've used that pattern, too (I just can't seem to get the hang of toes-up socks) and on my second pair I made the cuff smaller than the pattern called for because the first pair was a little loose for me, too. (The first pair I ran some elastic thread around the top of the cuff to tighten it up just a bit--that helped a lot.)

Kathy said...

beautiful socks, I have to start some soon for a swap and yours are an inspiration.

jess said...

the socks look good! (want to join the feet need socks cal? :P )

I had the same issue with that pattern so I tell most people to try on the cuff before seaming it together ... the 8" long the pattern specifies is HUGE (and I have big ankles).

[I also made the seam in the back :) ]

Jessi said...

Well, you know I'm all for the color :) Looks good, I still haven't made's on my loooonnnnnngggggg WIM list ;)

Dot said something about 2 online sources being at war with each other and some blocking others or something like that.....

CraftyCritter said...

Love the sox!You did very well, of course!
One day I too will make sox, at least I hope I get too!

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