The art..

of modeling socks… I’m really not there yet… πŸ˜› I need a lot of training and practice but It’s not half that bad for a first timer eh? πŸ™‚

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The kitty makes up for the self made picture doesn’t she? ahhh kittyyyyy (she just woke up so she’s a bit grumpy but she gladly (I think?) modeled my first finished sock πŸ™‚

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This is by no means an FO post.. this is me gloating over my first actual finished sock, knowing there will be at least one more to this pair and a whole new pair for myself… I know this for a fact… I’m getting sucked into this sock-knitting because of the highly addictive pattern made by Maia Discoe. This pattern taught me something really important about knitting socks toe up: At first it seems like the sock you’re knitting is too big.. .but it’s not…

I have tried a few times (in vain) to produce a nice sock that would fit my feet perfectly, but I have failed miserably over and over again.. I only managed to finish the ‘practice socks‘ but I think that was merely the case because I was knitting two at the same time.

Also these socks were too short before I turned the heel as you can see.. something that happened again a while later when I attempted my first pair in Malabrigo sock yarn. I had the idea that my feet were smaller than they actually are.. I fit a 37-38 (5,5/ 6 for US) shoe size, which is quite average I believe.. But I still manage to make the toes too small… and turn the heel too early.. πŸ˜›

1/2 FO: Scherherezade's slippers for MIL

This sock however is quite awesome πŸ™‚ ahh.. I just love the pattern πŸ˜€ I only used one skein for this sock and still have a lot left even after binding off.. :O I bought 3 skeins.. but I guess I won’t need one.. what to do what to doooo….

will become socks :)

You may or may not remember my Koolhaas, which I loved so much I knit 3 of (one for my grandpa and one for my dad). But tho I heard my grandpa only took it off to go to sleep, and my dad used his a lot too, mine was only worn about 2 or 3 times…

The shape of my head and this thing just don’t go together.. Well.. they might, but the yarn itches.. πŸ˜› So I’ll end up scratching my head all day which is not all that ladylike.. I believe it’s a huge waste to have 2 skeins of nice soft alpaca lying around and not knitting me a sock… that can’t be good right? so I’ll be reclaiming this yarn and knitting myself a pair of the Scherherazade’s slippers for myself… I might make mine a bit longer and I may add some stripes to the ribbing part.. I really like how the two colors work together πŸ™‚

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Kiwi and Noodles approve.. πŸ™‚ (yes there’s two of them in this picture.. can u spot Noodles?)

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Here’s a little sneak peak at my Henry. I managed to mess up the cast on twice, and the third time I counted all the stitches and I counted 227.. when I knit the first start up row I ended up with 462 sitches.. (wtf?!). So I added two sitches to make it a repeat of 4 stitches and decided not to go for a fourth try.. I was really getting frustrated, and ahh well.. who’s gonna notice Β that in this huge thing anyway…. πŸ˜›

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