Friday, April 14, 2006

Easter Eggs

Little did I know that when I picked out this sock yarn more than six months ago and embarked upon what are now my first pair of socks that they would be Easter socks. And how appropriate indeed. What else would you call yellow, purple and white socks? It's a natural, really. So here they are in all their glory, my Easter Egg Socks:

These are a basic sock pattern made with a 2X2 rib for the ankle and plain jane stockinette stitch for the rest. Julia helped me get started using a basic sock formula, which will let you make a pair of socks for anyone of any size. Pretty slick, huh? The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in Layette (303). I used under two hanks and there is quite a but left over.

They are a little wonky because after all, they are my first pair. But, I love them and I am still in shock that I made a pair of socks! Now, if I just could get out of my mind this insanity that is my idea to make the socks that then get made into sock monkeys, I may survive my next pair. I already cast on for a pair of Bavarian Twisted Stitch socks from Cat's socks on circulars book, or as we like to call it around these parts, the SOC book. So far I'm finding the method a little awkward, but its only been a couple rounds so I haven't called it quits yet.

6 comments:

Inky said...

Yay!! great socks and you'll always love your first socks :)

I have done socks on two circs, but I still prefer DPNS -- i think it's that magic voodoo of all those sticks!!

Great Job!

amanda cathleen said...

I love your Easter socks!! You finished them up just in time. They look much, much better than my first socks...
Once you've worn out your Easter socks you could turn them into a sock monkey! What a really cute idea! Perfect for those self-felted or accidentally felted socks!! : D

Donni said...

Just think of the SOC method in one simple way - 300 less joins per pair of socks.....once you get it you won't go back! Nice Egg Socks too.

Chris said...

Dis, they're fabulous! You should SEE my first socks. Hee hee hee. Yours are great!

Julia said...

They're really cute, Dis - I love how the "striping" turned out.

Nonnahs said...

Yay! They're so cute! Congratulations!