Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Socks!!!



At long last I've finally finished my first pair of socks. They aren't real socks (no heels) but comfy tube socks that I plan to spend the entire winter in. These are the perfect around the house socks. They are by far the warmest socks I've ever worn. Acrylic apparently wins out over wool, at least in this case. They are soft and comfy and warm and mine. My first homemade socks and I made them. Can you tell I'm a bit excited?
A close-up on the pattern. It's actually really simple. And boring.

2 comments:

TheDogLikeCynic said...

Neato and good for you :) Homemade stuff is so much fun!

Watch out when you wash them, they may shrink on you. I learned this when I got a pair of hand-made slipper-socks and after a few washes they were half the size they were originally.

Cat B said...

Thanks so much DogLikeCynic. I think I'm actually happier to have made them then to have them. Homemade good are fun.

I'll be careful when I wash them but with acrylic they shouldn't shrink...note I say shouldn't. We'll see. Were your slipper socks wool or a blend? So sad that they became so small. I'm betting you couldn't wear them after a while. :(