Thursday, September 28, 2006

Finished!

They're finished! And they look pretty good on Dave (sexy legs, baby!) I even ripped back some of the first sock to make the foot a bit longer so it fit better. That was not easy -- the pitch-dark grey/black shade really messes with your eyes. I have to confess, I just don't love making socks. I know the Yarnmonster loves socks. Jenn seems to love socks. The Yarn Harlot loves socks. Even the guru loves socks. Everyone raves about their portability, their speed of knitting and the variety of possibilities there are in socks. But I'm sorry, I'm not hooked yet. I don't totally get the heel thing. And they don't stay up, no matter how small I make them. They just stretch out and slide down. I guess putting in an elastic would help, but I'm not up for more sewing. Maybe when I knit my next pair with the Yarnmonster's Avocado Fever flavor, I'll love them more. But for now, I'm moving on to the Rogue Hoodie (or so I keep saying) and those fall pumpkin hats!

7 comments:

MUD said...

testing my haloscan here

Jess said...

They look simply mahvelous, dahlink! Congrats! The second sock seems to take so much longer to knit than the first one, doesn't it?

Phillipa Sara said...

Nice Job Mud

PassionKNITly said...

Hm...negative on the haloscan buddy....

did you do toe up or top down? That could make a difference. Also, doing plain sock patterns is boring. I mostly do socks because they're fairly mindless and repetative projects that you can do kinda anywhere. And I like wearing socks. I wouldn't say they're my favorite thing to knit.

Regardless, yours look like they came out great! Can't wait to see you tuesday!

city girl said...

great socks! maybe i'll try some after seeing how awesome yours turned out.

Jessica said...

Jenn's right, a pattern is way more fun than a plain one. And Dave's socks (and legs) are gorgeous, baby! Isn't it fun to see then finished product on your man's feet? Maybe not enough fun to warrant all of the effort, but fun.
On to the Rogue!

schrodinger said...

Socks look great, sorry you're not having a sock love affair - I guess theyare not for everyone.