Hi there, I hope you're having a fantastic Tuesday!
On Sunday I reached a personal knitting milestone-- I finished my very first pair of socks!
My stripey socks are made out of a yarn that my brother gave me for Christmas. Thanks Zach!
I knit these socks toe-up, using the magic loop method on size 2 needles. They have an afterthought heel, which means that I basically knitted the toe, then up the foot and leg of the sock, then went back and added the heel when the rest of the sock was finished. I really enjoyed this method-- they fit very comfortably, and I was able to keep the orange stripes on the heel matching up with the ones on the foot of the sock (I knew it would bug me if the stripes didn't match up-- definitely a carry-over from sewing.). The socks are cozy and warm and I'm excited to knit more of them!
On the subject of footwear, remember these snazzy Ugglebo clogs? Well, they are not my size. I reeeeally wanted them, so I convinced myself that even though these clogs were rather big on me, I could just add some comfy socks in the winter and the fit would be perfect. ...So naturally I haven't worn them at all, because as much as I tried to deny it, they are just not my size. I'm an 8.5, European 39, and the clogs are a European 41-- which is between a 10 and 11. What was I thinking?! Actually, I know exactly what I was thinking-- 'But they're so cute! If I will them to fit, eventually they'll fit!'
Long story short, they're up for sale here. If you decide you'd like them and win, leave a note that you saw them on my blog and I'll put some extra goodies in your package.
Have a lovely evening-- I'll be curled up in my new hand-knit socks! Yay!