First Socks Complete


Just in time for the first real rain if the season, my first pair of socks is finished, the last few rows knit by painfully dim lamplight at my mother’s house just as dawn broke. 

Hot tea. Check. Kitchener. Check. Ends woven. Check.

My weary feet will be comforted today.

I regret I didn’t pack spiffier shoes. If only I had planned better. How can I resist wearing them to work this morning, even if they are tucked inside my scuzzy sneakers? It is either that or more appropriate rain boots, and that would just be a shame…no sock visible whatsoever!

The truth of the matter is now I must go shoe shopping to find the perfect pair to best shoe off hand knit socks.

P.S. I will give them a good soak later.

Linking up with Ginny. Still reading Tell the Wolves I’m Home.

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  • Reply Karin September 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Love them! The yarn is lovely – no pooling at all (my preference). There are threads on the Internet about the perfect shoes to pair with handknit socks. This is how I was first introduced to “Keene” brand. πŸ™‚

  • Reply nanacathy2 September 16, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Very smart socks.

  • Reply Mary Jo September 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I can see that new shoes are critical for those lovely socks!!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise September 18, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I LOVED that book!! Can’t wait to see what you think! lovely socks and they look extra squishy if you know what I mean, a pleasure to wear I’m sure.

  • Reply Kepanie September 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

    This yarn is awesome. Congrats on your first pair of socks. Socks had always seemed intimidating to me but after I made a baby pair, it was cake.

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Thanks! And apologies for the delayed response. Found your comment in my spam box πŸ™ Stupid spam filter.

  • Reply Alina September 18, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Congratulations on your first pair! After 6 years of knitting I still haven’t cast on a single one πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lucy Bowen September 18, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Lovely socks, you’ll be hooked now, and, yes, you need the perfect shoes to show them off!

  • Reply Andi September 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Wonderful socks!! Well done you. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Susan September 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    These are just spectacular! I love the colors – I don’t think I’d ever take them off.

  • Reply Pail and Pie September 25, 2015 at 6:34 am

    They look beautiful and oh so comfy. I still have to try socks, but I think I need leg warmers first.

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 25, 2015 at 7:17 am

      I once made leg warmers in my early years of knitting as a gift for a yoga teacher. It was before I knew about sock yarn. They came out kind of goofy (okay really goofy). I need to try leg warmers again, hopefully wig a more appropriate outcome…

      • Reply Pail and Pie September 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

        I think leg warmers would be fabulous because you can wear them everyday, unlike socks:)

  • Reply DKnits September 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    The very first pair of socks is definitely an event! Congratulations! You’ll soon buy new shoes to fit your socks! πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 25, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks! I already have the yarn for pair number two…resisting the urge to cast on until I get some other projects off the needles….

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