Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birthday Socks!

If you saw me at knitting group or on the bus or T, or pretty much anywhere in the last month, I was probably working on these.

Not only are they done, but they fit! I was a little worried about that. This is the first pair of socks I have knit for Eric and he is pretty happy with them. Or so he says, anyhow.

You can kind of see the gusset in this picture.

I used the Garter Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. The yarn is Zitron Trekking, which I had never used before but have admired for a while. I liked it, though for a while there I wasn't sure there would be enough in the skein. The socks I usually make are much smaller!

I went with a simple pattern because a)it was for a boy and they don't tend to like fancy things, and b)I had a deadline and wanted to be able to work on these anywhere at any time. The downside is that they were a bit boring. But for his next pair he has requested argyle, so that should be more of an adventure.

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