Friday, March 7, 2014

FO Friday: Sock-cess!

Now I have conquered not only hills, but heels, and my first pair of socks is complete.  I finished them earlier this week, but I didn't have a chance to do a photo shoot with their inspiring shoes until today.  And even then, it was a fun game of angles to take pictures of my own feet.  Smile, toes!

I knit these while watching the Winter Olympics and before and after running my marathon, and I took them with me to Phoenix.  So even before I walked a step in them, they were well-travelled.  Now that they are really socks...Oh, the places we'll go.  I can't wait to wear them to the Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta to show the fiber artist how her hand-dyed yarn turned out.

I don't know what else to say about these socks.  They were pretty easy to figure out, I think the hardest part to figure out was the swatching and sizing.  My biggest fear was that I would make them and then find that the cast on was too tight to get onto my foot or some other variation of the sock being too small.  But no, they slip on easily.  If anything, they could possibly be a tiny bit more snug around the foot, but that aren't too big.  Even the dreaded heel made sense, especially with Alicia's fantastic instructions.  I like to be molly-coddled as a knitter reading a pattern, and she gives me all the explicit direction I need.


  1. Congratulations. It's a slippery slope.

  2. :-D Glad you enjoyed them! I still can't believe how perfectly they match those shoes.