Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Socks, wonderful (handknit) socks

I did some things on Sunday and Monday and Tuesday that were very exciting and I bet if you've been reading Hugs since the summer at least, you stand a good chance of falling over when I tell you what - so brace yourself.


I finished all the socks.

Aren't these the most beautiful grafted toes you've ever seen in your life?

Okay, not really - that rule only applies to socks you're going to get to wear, and these are Mine All Mine.  Which is just so greedy because: four pairs of socks, folks.  Four!

Which grew to five when I spent the better part of yesterday's downtime finishing off two more pairs, only one pair of which made it into the blocking bath with the four pictured here.

Well, those four, plus the pair of twined mitts.

I think I understand now why I put off the 'finishing' part of finishing all these things since I first got to procrastinating last spring... running in that many ends, and closing off any telltale holes around the picked-up stitches of a thumb, takes a lot of time that could be spent knitting the next thing.  I mean honestly: three days?

Though when you put it another way: five pairs of socks in three days!!

la la la

I call that a treat.

And today being Hallowe'en, I'd better get busy on some tricks.

Hope your Hallowe'en is full of spooky fun and delicious candy - meet you back here tomorrow with our loot!


Wendy Irving said...

I love how you've arranged such colourful socks in that gorgeous orange basket. They look more like fruit from the market, than socks for the feet!
Congratulations on 5 pair of socks in 3 days. I couldn't do one pair in a year, so my hat's (and socks) off to you.

Mary Keenan said...

You know what Wendy - I should have kept the socks out and visible like that (instead of hidden under the basket's drawstring cover) while they were waiting to be finished; they look so enticing to me in there I probably would have done them a lot faster!

Marianne said...

I'm learning to make socks, if I can make it past this gusset part I'll be happy!!! Love your works and your blog, really makes my day to see your works!

Mary Keenan said...

Oh Marianne... you can do it! I was so self-conscious for my first few sock gussets but after a couple of pairs are done they will hold no mysteries for you and you will have SUCH cosy feet :^)