There’s a sock contest going on at Quiddity:
The third annual Show Your Socks Contest, in fact!
I am relatively newer to sock knitting, my first sock being only 2 or 3 years ago. But this is a contest I can enter!
Jane asks us to show our first and last socks.
Well, here are the first pair of socks I *started*:
Yes, that’s two socks on 2 circular needles. Can’t do things the easy way. That’s no doubt part of why these socks were started but not finished! Actually, the main reason is that these socks got lost for almost two years; they were in a little bag which somehow got mixed in with some attic stuff. So they will be completed, once I get some other time-sensitive projects done! They look like nothing to write home about in the photo, but here on the right foot, you can see that they have promise. I’m past the heel turn, chugging away.
But on the left foot — my first FINISHED sock!
After success with this one, then I finally dared knit socks for someone else. But I like to knit for myself first if I’m trying something really new; that way, if I end up goofing up minorly or needing to finagle something, I don’t feel I have to rip it out. As long as it fits and isn’t completely hideous, I’ ll wear it with a few boo-boos!
My LAST sock follows a similar theme. First, the WIP:
Why, yes, I do have a few UFOs here and there (or hither and yarn, har, har!) — why do you ask?
And the last pair of FINISHED socks to come off my needles:
Fern Lace Socks, my own design, but arising from Wendy’s newer basic pattern of toe-up gusset socks. Panda Cotton in the Fern colorway.
There you have it — a tale of four socks and three half socks (how sad!) . But there will be a happy ending!