Friday, September 04, 2009

Sock Addiction

It all started when I got very attatched to a particular pair of red wool socks that I hiked the Swiss mountains in, when I was a kid. I still own those red socks. But they are worn, with a hole in the heel. And somewhat felted. I wore them until last winter, believe it or not. I think I might have given birth to someone in those red wool socks.

Well, last year I learned to knit socks, and since then I've definitely become slightly addicted to knitting socks! Wool ones.

And here's my latest pair. These are made with forty stitches to the round at the cuff and forty-one stitches to accomodate the lace pattern. Patton's Wool, worsted weight, on size 3 needles.

If I have an at-home day, I can knit about one sock per day. If I am busy, it takes a few days longer.

Delicious pumpkin colored socks! Now if only the weather would turn cooler, so that I can wear them already!


Now to go cast on my next pair! Brown with pumpkin-colored fair isle...

5 comments:

The White House said...

The picture on FB does NOT do those socks justice! BEAUTIFUL, Alana!

elizabeth said...

Lovely! I am wearing socks my Oma knitted at this very moment...

Dollymama said...

Those look fabulous! One question I wonder about with socks like these is: do they feel weird to walk in? I guess I'm thinking about the stitching and wondering if it will feel bumpy or something. Do you know what I mean?

Have you opened an etsy store? You certainly have plenty of talent in craftsmanship to share with the world. :) (of course, time to crank the stuff out is another matter entirely, right?)

Alana said...

Once you get them on, they feel fine to wear.

Dollymama said...

SO glad you are going to open an etsy store! Can't wait to see what goodies you put in there. I still enjoy looking at the lovely little teapot you painted for me. Have it where I look at it every day. :)