Sunday, September 03, 2006

I'M DONE!!!!!

I finished 'em. The first sock I did was a Christmas present to my husband (with the other one due on Epiphany). Then, while the length was fine, they turned out to be gargantuan widthwise a touch too sock #2 came about around Valentines Day. But a woman can only take so much. It's hard enough to finish sock #2 because your mind feels finished after sock #1 (I think a truly considerate knitter's husband would volunteer to have a foot amputated.), but to have to do sock #3???!!!!! So I needed a mental break over the Summer.

Anyway...they are finished. And no small accomplishment...3 socks in doubleknit yarn with #1 needles. But I did it! If anyone calls attention to the fact that the left one looks a little smaller than the right one, they are asking for a beating no true friend! It's an optical illusion, I measured them next to each other. Besides, I've been assured that blocking will take care of that! They are on their way to block now. I wonder how long it will be before one accidentally ends up in the dryer.? (good thoughts good thoughs)
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Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing the socks! I hope to take up a sock project soon so email me any suggestions that they don't write about in the directions. ;-)

Marie N. said...

The look great! I have not been brave enough to put stripes in to socks yet.

I helped myself through the dread of starting "the second sock" by buying another set of needles and alternating work on the two socks a few inches at a time. Then when the first is complete I've only got toe decreases and finishing to do on the second. That keeps momentum going for me!

Designated Knitter said...

YAY! They are beautiful - you did a wonderful job! And yes, knitting 3 socks is WAY above and beyond!

Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

and don't forget...that first sock was BIG!