Friday, October 31, 2008

Oh What Fun!

Through the Loops Mystery Sock Kal was the first knit-along that I've ever participated in. And it was SO much fun. I'm rather saddened that it's already over. The past 4 weeks have just flown over and what's been wonderful about it is getting online and seeing everyone else's socks. The yarns people used were just so pretty, the colors awesome! I love the cabled pattern on the socks, but I chose to do the plain pair incase I got overwhelmed and a little confused (which can often happen for me when I'm reading a new pattern!). So, here are my finished socks. . . .

Yarn: The Natural Dye Studio Merino/Tencel 4 Ply/Sock. I think the colorway is Mirage.
Needles : US size 2, dpn's



It's really hard trying to get good photos of your feet! I asked my hubby to take a couple of pictures last night, but I took a couple more today in the sunlight. When I first started knitting these socks I thought there were going to be a little too tight, but as I knit then tried them on I realized there is quite a lot of 'give' when you pull them over your feet. In hindsight I think I'd like them to be a little snugger. I found when I knit my Monkey socks that they seemed a little loose too. So next time I knit socks I am going to go down a needles size and see if that helps the fit.

Have a great weekend everyone - and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

10 comments:

Esther said...

those socks turned out really well, they look so comfortable :o) What's next then?

Kara said...

These socks are so darling! I am going to have to do this mystery sock thing next time around.

Kelly said...

Love your socks, loving the navy blue.
I'm still working on the foot of my second sock eeeekkkk I'm hoping to finish tonight.
Have a great Halloween with the princess.

Ren said...

great socks! i know what you mean about photographing your own feet! have a great halloween. : )

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Those came out awesome!!!! I'm curious how the yarn will wear as I have a skein of the tencel/merino blend that I'm sitting on (not literally).

I always use US1 needles when a pattern calls for US2. I have smallish feet though - US 7 or 7.5 depending on style.

a friend to knit with said...

i LOVE your socks, denise.
they really were so much fun to make, huh. i REALLY loved the fact that we were all waiting for wednesdays! :)

kim said...

I never did get started on these... Oh well, next time. Yours came out great! I love that shade of blue.

Sam said...

Oooh these are prtty. Love this pattern. Great colour too!

stitching under oaks said...

they look great! the color is just beautiful...nice job!

tiennie said...

These turned out beautifully!