Sunday, May 4, 2008

I haz socks!

I finished my first pair of socks today. I never had any interest in knitting socks- sock yarn can be quite pricey, and the stitches are so tiny (usually around 8 to an inch) that measurable progress is slow. And frankly, I like my progress quick!

But then one day, as I was innocently browsing yarns on Ravelry I came across this gorgeous Chewy Spaghetti sock yarn for sale in someone's stash. I mean, isn't it just beautiful??



I had to have it. So I bought it and vowed to make socks. Or something. And here they are! Aren't they spiffy? Comfortable, too. I didn't time it exactly, but I figure they took me around 12 hours total to complete. You can see why there's not a big business in hand knit socks, despite their awesome awesomeness!







I even have enough yarn leftover to make a matching pair for Liel. I don't have the sock knitting bug (yet?), but I like it well enough. Which is good, since I've somehow managed to by several more skeins of sock yarn. No, really, they just fell into my cart! And they were on sale! And they looked up at me with these big weepy eyes! "Don't put us back tonight, Jovi! Hold us a little longer, Jovi!" What was I supposed to do??

8 comments:

Stacie said...

love them!

NedaAnn said...

Those are some awesome socks. Almost makes me want to learn to knit - almost. :)

the main stitch upholstery said...

love the socks! love the colors too.

Rachel Main said...

wow. 12 hours. that's about how long it takes me to cook 30 meals and soup for clients. So, um, your service fee for making a pair of socks would be about $400.
Good show.
Now I know why people used to only have one or two pairs of socks.
Thank you, sock makers.

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

I had no idea there was different types of yarn for socks. Those socks are the most beautiful ever!!!

skyeball said...

Can I call you Harry?

Tamara said...

That is some right purty yarn you got thair, Jovi! Love the socks :D

robert said...

sounds like you're underpaid, rach.