There are many stages of socks and here are a few:
First there is the completed pair
This is a slightly too large pair of gorgeous Red Dwarf socks in a beautiful color and awesome yarn… Can you tell I’m a bit bitter that these are too big for me? I haven’t quite figured out what to do with them yet. I can give them away to my May Day Sock Swap pal, who has feet about the same as mine. The other pair that I knit for her is a bit snugger than these, at least pre-soak. I could give them to my mom but I’m not sure they’ll fit her quite right… Or I could find someone who wants them!
The socks were knit between February and April 2008
Yarn: Handmaiden Casbah in Sangria
Pattern: Red Dwarf socks by Turtlegirl
Mods: None either
Then there is the almost 3 quarter completed pair of socks
These are the January pattern for the Sockamania pattern. I just started working on the second sock a few days ago after I finished knitting the last Red Dwarf sock. The first sock striping colorway came out so nice I was thrilled when after starting the second sock I realized it was going to do the same. Until my hopes were dashed and there was a big knot in the skein… tyeing together 2 entirely different dye lots. Lets just say that I am quite bummed about this too. Oh well, I have another pretty sock to distract me for a while.
Then there is the wee beginnings of a sock
This is a sock I just started working on for the Socks-O-Wool KAL. For this KAL I am using O-Wool Classic 2-ply in Robin’s Egg. It’s a very pretty light blue and it goes very well with the Rococo sock pattern by Knitspot. I’m really enjoying the pattern. I’ve knit 4 repeats so far and I’m getting the hang of how the decreases and yarn overs are working out. This sock seems to fit so far so I shouldn’t be as disappointed with these as I am with the other two.
So you see, I’ve still been knitting!