Friday, April 07, 2006

Rockin' Socks

Ok, trying to extend my knitting repetoire a bit, I knitted a couple of pair of super simple booties the other day...

It started out that I was looking for sock patterns that I could follow, but being a knitting novice, I don't even speaka de language, and so I had NOOOOO idea what SSK or SSO meant, or "turning the heel" meant or anything...

So, I started ot with super simple booties found here:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-stay-on-booties.html

But, what I really wanted to knit was socks, so I had to find a site that could explain to me what all the weird abbreviations stood for, and better yet, what they actually translated to in real life knitting (how to do what the abbreviations said to do)...

I found this site, which was excellent:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/

And from there, I just had to give it a go...

First I knit one baby sock (would fit a 2 year old, I think...

After that, I had a go at a pair of women's sized bed socks - yes, this is a pair, but I was using the very last of my NZ wool (using it up, because tomorrow I'm getting a whole heap more, YAY!)...

These are affectionately called, "The Odd Socks"...



There are three points of "sameness" in this pair, just to make them a pair - the cuff, the toe, and the stripey bit in the middle...

5 comments:

Leah said...

You rock :D They look fabulous!!! Do they have a home yet? ;)

Sif said...

Yes, well, I was thinking of you when I knitted these - having seen your previous pair and how "well loved" they were :D...

But I wasn't sure if you'd want the "odd socks", just thought I'd offer them today, hehehe!

katef said...

oh these are gorgeous! Imagine a little bubba with a matching hat, longies and socks!!! Now you need to do a cardi to go with it to complete the set!

Kate said...

Oh Sif you are so clever!!

I am hoping to knit up some slippers while I'm away next week, and have a go at felted moccasins as well, but really I'm not that flash with directions LOL.

The odd socks look great!!

Leah said...

They are on my feet now :D
Thank you so much!! :D About to blog about it!

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