Spring Socks

>> Thursday, April 23, 2009

In March I won a small victories giveaway that Suzanne had. She sent me a lovely skein of yarn complete with a pattern for a pair of socks.

I was so excited because if you remember I haven't ever knit up proper socks. So I referred to the pattern on the back of the yarn wrapper and cast on.I had enough yarn to make myself a pair and my daughter a pair as well. We now have matching spring socks. She is in love with the color combo as it is "rainbow" and that is her "very most favorite color". How very fortunate that Suzanne sent us that color :). I can't believe that I have never knit up socks before. I bypassed the second sock syndrome I've heard so much about by casting on for one sock at a time while also working on my daughters dress and her Easter sweater (with pictures coming shortly). I think having another large project going at the same time helped me not get to bored with either one.

Sorry the pictures aren't the best but I had a hard enough time convincing here that running shots weren't really the best way to showcase the socks, so I had to snap quickly so that she could show me how fast these socks made her run....wish I could bottle up that energy.

14 comments:

Thea April 23, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

lovely and springy!

sweetp April 24, 2009 at 1:26 AM  

Cute socks! ANd so know what you mean about the running instead of standing still and posing nicely to show off Mummys handiwork!

highwaycottage April 24, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

Fantastic socks !!!!!!

Gigi April 24, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

Love the rainbow socks! I just finished my second pair and now I love sock knitting -- something I thought I'd never do.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: April 24, 2009 at 8:00 AM  

You will be hooked now! Such pretty socks for both of you ~ but particularly so for a little girl with happy rainbow feet :)

affectioknit April 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

The socks are lovely - you did a wonderful job!

Yarnhog April 24, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

Oh, they're perfect! I'm so glad you were able to use the yarn (and tickled pink that your daughter got a pair, too).

Chris April 24, 2009 at 9:04 PM  

I completely advocate always having a pair of socks on the go, no matter what other projects are happening as well. They're easily transportable, quickly finished (relatively), and always impress (or baffle) non-knitters with their fancy dpns. Your socks are beautiful!

Alison Boon April 25, 2009 at 12:45 AM  

Well done. They look wonderful.

Alisha April 25, 2009 at 5:31 AM  

Those are great!!

lucky knitter April 25, 2009 at 8:24 AM  

Great job on the socks, and cute pictures!

Kate April 25, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

Great first socks! Warning - socks are incredibly addictive...and don't even get me started on sock yarn (of which there is a fabulous and seemingly endless variety)...

Karen April 27, 2009 at 4:24 AM  

Wow, you did a most excellent job on your first pair (and second) of socks!!! They look perfect. Socks are so much fun, aren't they??

Jackie May 2, 2009 at 10:43 PM  

Oh, this is a very beautiful colour sock yarn and your socks family look great !

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