Friday, May 11, 2007

Inaugural sock

the first
Originally uploaded by the yarniad.
After I saw Eunny Jang's Norwegian Stockings, I had to have a pair. No matter that I hadn't done much fair isle and had never in my life made a sock... It was an ambitious project for me, but I'm pretty happy with how the first stocking turned out. To be sure, it is not perfect, but I can't wait to have the second one churned out so I can wear them with a pleated skirt (which I sitll need to make) and some mary janes (which, um, I still need to buy).

Is it ok to wear wool, snowflake stockings in the middle of summer? In San Francisco, I think the answer to that question is yes.

Here's the second one. The ribbing is done, and I worked on the snowflake pattern this morning during our commute in to work.

Though I know almost nothing of socks, I have to agree with everyone out there in blogland who has made these and commented that the pattern is brilliant. Truly. Go make some and see for yourself.

Do hand-knit socks feel different on the feet? When I put my first one on for the first time, something felt tingly on my toes. Was it my excitement over having produced a sock? Or is there really something special, tingly, tickly, about hand-knit yarn on the foot?

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