Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hand Knit Socks

There are so many wonderful things about them; I hardly know where to start.

How about all the lovely yarns?


They can have lace patterns:


They can surprise you with the different ways they flash and pool:


My first pair filled me with pride:


You can make them as long or as short as you like, experiment with different toes and heels, and even come to love 1x1 rib (one of my personal irritants).

And, you have to admit; they can really dress up a beat up pair of Chuck Taylors:


Next Up: A baby knitting update… will I ever be able to knit lace again?


Kathleen Taylor said...

love love love

KT said...

Well, at least the tragically large rip in the chucks lets the beautiful sock show through!

Rose Red said...

I endorse this post wholeheartedly! Handknit socks are THE BEST!

Alwen said...

They even hold up to a full day of walking in the heat and then wash up and look great!

Bells said...

Endless scope for the imagination as Anne of Green Gables would say!

Donna Lee said...

Nobody believes the handknit magic until they wear a pair and then it's all "when can you make me another pair?". My first serious knitting (where I paid attention to directions and gauge and stuff) was socks. I love making them. After washcloths, they're as close to instant gratification as a knitter can get.