Thursday, May 10, 2007

First Socks Done!

I am so happy I was able to accomplish this! I never thought I'd be able to make socks! These socks were made with Knitpicks fingering weight, 41% Cotton, 39% Wool, 13% Nylon, 7% Elastic. This was a good yarn for first socks, I think, because the elastic made it easy to pull and manipulate the stitches and the color changes made it easy to see the different stitches and purl bumps. The mostly cotton fiber is good for a spring/summer sock, and at $2.99/50gm ball, it can't be beat! And I love the toe up magic loop method, it will definitely be my preferred one. I used Addi #2's, 32 inch length. I had started a pair of cuff down socks on two circs before, but never finished them. Two circs method is good too, but I like the idea of only two needles better. Many thanks to Mary Ann and her great book, and also the help and encouragement of people on the Yahoo group and this group, I think I needed that to be sucessful.