Friday, 14 October 2011


I've just finished knitting my very first sock!

It's a knee-length shooting sock in Superba wool (colour: 'Santa Fe'), for you yarn nerds. Pip is thoroughly underwhelmed by my achievement, but I'm proud. Socks are an advanced knitting project and I am not an advanced knitter. Yet, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. In fact, it was kind of addictive - which is good because I have to start all over again and knit one exactly like this one before I can wear them.


Pomona said...

I love sock knitting - and I agree that in spite of the mystique and the complicated looking array of needles, I find them the easiest things to knit! No sewing up for a start, and not much in the way of ends. I love your socks - I have never knitted any that long!

Pomona x

Tamar@StarvingofftheLand said...

That is a superba sock indeed.

Poppy Cottage said...

I'm getting on rather slowly with my one but lost (or just misplaced) the pattern you gave me. Did you find the book helpful?

I have to admit that your sock is pretty darn (!!!) amazing!!

Jen said...

Pomona - Now that I know the basic structure, it seems like a 'no-brainer'. I hope this encourages other hesitant sock knitters out there.

Tamar - Big praise indeed, as you're not a crafty-type person. Loud, stripey, and warm is a winning combo.

PC - I couldn't have finished it without the book you gave me! I abandoned the pattern just before turning the heel and followed the book pattern. It was so much clearer. If your sock pattern doesn't turn up, I'll lend you the book.

Poppy Cottage said...

I had already got a copy hence why I thought it was a good gift idea, but might need you to talk me through pattern as my brain seems to have come to pretty much a stand still!!

(mind you I think it stood still many a year ago!)

Paula said...

I have a book on knitting two socks at the same time on a large circular needle, and another on knitting a single sock on two circular needles, neither of which I've cracked. In fact, the only sock I've knitted was on four sock pins, and I never did knit the other, so I have to say, good for you!

I also have to say that I'm a sucker for socks with crazy patterns and/or loud colors, and your sock would be right at home in my sock drawer.

Kate said...

Impressive! You should feel proud. I've never knitted a sock before and have very little confidence that I could ever make a matched set. I think I'll stick to starting projects in winter and then abandoning them, half-finished, come spring.

Wendy said...

Fantastic hunni, you will have to make some Mike next LMAO XXX Will have to get you to give me some lessons ;) XXX