Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Mark it off the list

Originally uploaded by sheep dreams

Another UFO off the stack. I wish I could recall the name of this yarn. It's a sport weight, which I really like to knit heavier socks. I need socks like these to wear with clogs and the boots I wear for barn work (and that seems to be all I ever wear these days). These are made from a combination of standard issue sock patterns--2 x 2 ribbing, flap heel and I make the ribbing part of the sock about 9 inches. I like my socks just a little taller than most patterns. The first socks I ever knit, I used the Green Mountain Spinnery LBH's sock pattern. It is such an easy to understand pattern. Of course, that was many, many years ago, before books like "Getting Started Knitting Socks" appeared. That is the book I recommend for beginners. Now I only have 5 or 6 or maybe 7 more single socks waiting for a mate!

By the way, I never imagined how difficult it is to photgraph my own feet. Weird camera angles sure seem to make my legs look bigger than they are in real life.

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