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Friday, March 03, 2006

My toasty toes

As I am short on time and news is breaking as I type, let's keep this one short and sweet.

Here they are, my first pair of socks!

I know, they ain't the sassiest. But what do you expect when you use about the most basic sock pattern in world history? Truth be told, I wanted something extra simple, and I wanted it right away. Always a bad idea.

The pattern suggested size 2 needles, which created a sock that was a bit too roomy. More like a slipper, really. Still, I think the big toe looks nice, no?

Their only redeeming quality is that they are knit with Brooklyn Handspun Fruit Salad; they taught me about the wonder of a truly portable project; and they make perfectly adequate sock puppets.


Blogger Carly said...

Those turned out beautiful! Congrats on your first socks, they look super comfy!

2:12 PM  
Blogger michelleknits said...

I think they have many redeeming qualities, Carrie! Nice work on your first sock!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Teabag said...

Hurray for first socks! I love that yarn :)

2:30 PM  
Blogger elizabooth said...

Yah, for first socks, I think they look just fine. I think once you move on to some sassier stitch patterns, you'll discover the addiction. Wasn't the heel exciting?

2:46 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

hahaha, hand puppets :)

super fabulous job on your first pair of socks!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Mayarn said...

I just love that colorway! Congrats on your first pair of handmade socks/sock puppets. :-)

2:49 PM  
Blogger Julsey said...

hehe - all you need are gooley eyes and you can have a puppet show!

Welcome to sock knitting!!!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I like them! Fruit Salad is a perfect name for that colorway too. Very nice job on your first socks!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congratulations on your first pair! I've only finished singles so far!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Cutie said...

Hi Carrie!!!

Great socks!! I have been reading your blog and I really love it, so I am adding you to my blogroll, hope ya don't mind.

Emms :)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

They are so cute! Congrats on your first pair of socks. I'm hard on your heels :) Hope mine turn out as well as your's did!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous marie in florida said...

hey! cute new sox. don't cha love 'em?
and; the folks of repurposed goods are from jacksonville florida; where i live! i've never seen "etsy" before. thanks for showing me that.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Very nice!

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Iraida said...

Looks good! Are you hooked on socks yet?

12:25 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Yea for first socks! they turned out well! Did you catch the sock bug? will you be making more? ;)
I have some of Marie's yarn in the stash, and I can't wait to play with it!

Have a good weekend!

8:15 AM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Your socks are beautiful!! You did a fantastic job on them. That colorway is gorgeous and the toe looks great! ;-) Enjoy them- nothing better than a pair of handknitted socks! Take care and have a great weekend, Carrie! :-)

2:57 PM  
Blogger Sachi said...

That yarn is gorgeous! Thanks for putting the link to the pattern. I just picked up some lovely yarn and needed a pattern for socks. It'll be my first pair as well.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Saun said...

They look great. With a colorway like that you don't need a complicated stitch pattern.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I think they look great - and I'm envious of your sock knitting skills. The idea of working with such small dpn's intimidates me.

1:08 AM  
Blogger Sluggo said...

Rock out with your socks out!

2:47 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Lovely! They look perfect.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Kelly B said...

Hey Karin, just wanted to let you know that my move is complete... you can find me at from now on. I have a new button and everything :)

Kelly B.
(formerly Knittin' Pretty)

7:30 PM  
Blogger Kelly B said...

ahhhh, that's what I get for copying and pasting. You're not Karin, you're Carrie ;)

7:31 PM  
Blogger KnittenKnots said...

I think they're very nice!! They look super cozy... Speaking of cozy, your Ella looks like it would keep you toasty and fashionable on a cold day - good job!!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I love them! You're all set for spring with your peppy little socks!

2:56 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Beautiful socks! Check this out, We both are Geminis, both are from PA & NY and we both just knit our first pair of socks. Too funny!

9:00 PM  

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