Tuesday, October 26, 2004

My First Pair

Since I don't have any noticable knitting progress to share photos of, here's an oldie but goodie.

This is my first pair of socks. (Yeah, I know there's only one sock in the picture. Just imagine an identical one sitting next to it. It exists, I swear.) My first actual sock is hidden in a drawer somewhere, a testament to learning not to be a slave to a pattern. That, and learning how to correctly follow a pattern. ;)

Anyhoo, I knit this lovely sock out of Patons Look at Me! yarn, in an outrageously bright (the photo doesn't fully capture the loudness of the color) fuschia yarn. I used the "blueberry waffle" pattern, and added glow-in-the-dark yarn in the heel. Given that these socks are made out of 100% acrylic yarn, they don't see much wear. Okay, to be honest, they don't see any wear these days, but we can just chalk that up to my yarn snobbery. That, and the fact that acrylic is damn uncomfortable after an hour or so, and can't begin to compare to the lovey softness of my Lorna's Laces socks. Let's just say they're heirlooms now, okay?


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