Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Socks for Dad

It feels like I have been knitting the second sock for my Dad for ever. I am so glad they are finished and I can cast on some new socks. I always seem to get more excited about what I am going to knit next rather than what I am knitting. These were made from Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport. The colour is Black Watch and I used 3.25mm needles and based on a pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, I did a 3 by 1 rib pattern.
It is always funny to see how the striping and patterns come out on socks that are made with skeins from exactly the same dye lot. I am pretty sure each skein is 70g and I have about 40g left so I know I can get a pair of men's socks out of 100g.

5 comments:

mariannealice said...

I can tackle a scarf knitted from the equivalent of sewing thread but I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to knit a pair of socks!Love these though!

luv Abby said...

I love the colour... great work...
luv Abby

tiel said...

you need to find more friends with fewer limbs. they are wonderful.

melissa said...

such great socks- your dad will be thrilled! i am always amazed that you are able to get pairs of socks finished regularly along with your other crafting. amazed, and quite jealous.

sue said...

Gee that was quick knitting. The socks look great, and it is always a fun thing to see how the pooling works on different yarns and patterns too.