Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sailor's Delight

My first finished pair of socks require their own blog entry right?

So here they are. I used the Yarn Harlot's simple sock pattern from this book, and added the Sailor's Delight pattern from this book. I used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Lava Heather, part of my Christmas present from the husband, and there's lots left.

The bottom line is, I don't think I would mind doing another pair of socks, but I can tell I don't have the patience for it in sock weight yarn. All those little tiny stitches kinda give me a twitch. I think that's why sock yarn comes in such delicious colors. It's a bribe to get you to knit with dental floss. I'll stick to worsted weight knitting for now, thanks. I gave this pair to my dad to warm his feet during syrup season. Why, you may ask, didn't I give them to the husband who bought me all that yarn? After all, they fit. His feet are in these pictures. I'll tell you why. When I was ready to turn the heel, I put the socks on him to get an idea for the size and he said....."Why do they have holes in them?" No socks for you!

2 comments:

Diana said...

Well, maybe not LACE socks - but you can still give him ones with knit/purl patterns or just plain stockinette. I made a couple pairs of plain stockinette boot socks in worsted for myself and I just LOVE them for dog-walking!

goldiebug said...

I learn the most interesting terms from you crazy knitters: "stockinette"?? "worsted"?? (that one sounds like either the grammar police need to be called, or it's related to yummy "wurst" and I'll be disappointed if I try to eat it) I'll stick to my boring store-bought socks, no fancy names needed... ;-) (Really I am just jealous that you guys can make these things, while I can barely tie a knot)