Monday, November 14, 2011

SOCKS - Identical Twins!

We interrupt this post about my results in Jan's class to share the most exciting thing that has happened to me in a long time!

I finished my second sock today and it is the same size as the first. I weighed them and they are within a fraction of a gram of each other. There is enough yarn left over to knit a third sock, but I will save it for some other project.

Now that I know I can do it, I am raring to go on the next pair. I'll cast on for that pair this evening.

The yarn I used is Sophie's Toes from Emily Parson in the color Christmas Lights.

For those of you who wonder what the big deal is I have to tell you I knit another pair previously. Not ony were they too big, but they were not the same size.

If these look slightly different it is because of the camera angle and the fact that I haven't blocked them yet.


Kathy said...

It's almost a shame that you don't have that third foot for all that leftover yarn! I admire anyone that can actually knit a pair of socks...not for me, thank you very much. But yours are gorgeous and you are sure to enjoy them so much more for having made them yourself. Congrats!

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

What sock pattern are you using? I LOVE these!

Robin in WNC said...

I share your excitement. I am a fairly new knitter and am excited when pieces turn out the way they are supposed to!

Robin said...

Try knitting them 2 at a time. That's how I get them to be identical every time and also done! Otherwise I have second sock syndrome---- lots of singles.