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Monday, April 18, 2011

giving socks another chance

Back in January I planned out my selfish knitting. I knit a Beatnik and Bella's Mittens, and the final item on that list was a Knit Picks sock kit.

finished socks

I asked for the kit for Christmas because I'm not really a sock knitter. I know some might consider that knitting sacrilege, but I'm just not that into it

But I wanted to give socks another try. Because knitting socks seems very useful, and portable, and non-seasonal. The kit has enough yarn for five pairs of socks, and here's the first.

navy blue socks

They're too short, but other than that, successful. I knit them from the top down, and I'm going to knit the next pair from the bottom up and go until I use an entire ball of yarn. 

And how great are those shoes? I got them on sale at the end of last summer and - lucky me! - they're still hip this year. Now if only there wasn't snow on the ground, I'd be able to wear them. 

9 comments:

  1. I think your socks are adorable.
    I recently finished my first sock. It's the plainest sock ever, but I'm proud of it. Sock #2 on the other hand is... special. I like your idea of knitting a sock from a whole ball of yarn though. May have to try that one day.

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  2. So lovely! I'm totally digging the blue socks with the tan shoes. Super cute! xo

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  3. The socks look great - I love the color! The shoes are very cute!

    I'm knitting a pair of socks now and I made the leg shorter than usual. Wool socks are quite warm and I'm hoping the shorter leg means I can wear this pair in the spring.

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  4. Your socks look adorable with those clogs!

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  5. i don't think they are too short! AND i love your socks paired with the clogs. this is such a good idea. most of my knit socks are a bit too think to wear with heels, and i don't wear them with tennis shoes. clogs are perfect!

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  6. Thanks, everyone! I think y'all have convinced me that short = good!

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  7. Very nicer socks. It'll be interesting to hear what you think of toe-ups.

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  8. I love the shoes and of course the socks too.

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