Sunday, March 25, 2007

I finished some socks!


I've been making things for just about as long as I can remember and one of the first things I learned to do was to knit.
I remember knitting and sewing clothes for my dolls at around age seven.
Later we were taught to knit socks at school. I can't tell you how much I hated these lessons as the yarn was a horrible school grey - very coarse and scratchy.
I had major problems turning the heel and had to take the sock home for my mum to help me.
I never imagined I would ever want to knit socks again but with all the fun, self striping yarns on the market these days I was lured back to the challenge of knitting socks.
This is not my first pair but the first I've finished since setting up this blog.
I have a tendancy to start off with great enthusiasm which lasts until I am midway through the second sock. Then the socks lay around the house for a few months while I forget just about everything about the pattern, how many rows etc.
I'm glad these are done and will probably cast on another pair soon.

11 comments:

Heidi said...

I am a huge knitted sock fan! I don't knit though. My mother is finishing a new pair for me.

These are soooooo beautiful! You are a very accomplished knitter.

Anonymous said...

woua!!!!!
gorgeous!!!
fran├žoise

Nancy said...

Such beautiful socks Margaret! I love all the shades of blue, and you did a wonderful job of knitting.

Nancy

Christine said...

WOW M.M.!! There is just no end to your creative talent. Fab socks and great colour combination. Love them.

Barbara said...

Margaret, I envy you, knowing how to knit socks. I love knitted socks, they are so warm and comfy, maybe someday! These are beautiful.

Barbara/MO

Tanya said...

Love those socks!!!!!!!!! One of these days I'll tackle a pair - one of these days. LOL Enjoy them!

Sharon said...

You are so creative Margaret. Those socks are incredible. Love the colors.
I also loved your baked goods. Yummy they look delicious.

Lizzy said...

Oh, what beautiful socks, Margaret! I love the shades of blue... You are such a talented lady! :-)

Anonymous said...

Margaret,
Your socks are just gorgeous, I'm just amazed that you knitted them they look fantastic! I really like that colour combination. You are so clever!
Hugs, Angela

Vee said...

Beautiful socks. Socks are one of my favorite things to knit (as long as I knit both at the same time and avoid the dreaded second sock syndrome)

Great job!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

These are fantastic! Well done. :)