2.14.2006

I am halfway to the gold

There have been a couple of changes in my original Olympic plan. First, I had to change the yarn I wanted to use for the cable twist socks to Red Heart soft yarn. My original yarn choice was a little too chunky and since I wanted to use something from my stash I settled on the soft yarn which ended up being a great alternative. Also, I wanted to knit each pair of socks simultaneously on one circular needle, but due to gauge problems and the lack of available needles locally I am now knitting individual socks on dpns. After the Olympics I will find some socks that can be knitted on the circs that I have.

On the bright side, I did complete my first pair of socks one day ahead of schedule! Here are my wine colored cable twist socks. They fit perfectly and it is possible that I will never take them off my feet.
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Finishing the first pair early gives me more time to work on the second pair. After knitting a swatch with the teeny tiny sock yarn, I am thankful for the extra time.

4 comments:

michelleknits said...

They're excellent, Robyn. Are they the first socks EVER or the first socks of the two olympic socks? Why do socks scare me so much? I think I'd like to make socks...

robyn said...

Yes to both. I have been putting off making socks forever because they intimidated me. It ends up that they really aren't difficult at all. Also, once you learn how to do the heel and toe, you don't need a pattern which makes them even more appealing to me.

Vegan Knitting said...

Wow! they look great!!!

I am about to start my first cabling project and soon after that, my first socks. I hadn't thought of doing both together, though...

vania said...

great socks! i love the colour. i also just noticed your links and i love that you have recipes on the side. great idea, i might have to do something similar for the ones i love!