Monday, September 03, 2007

I Love Gansey Socks

Over the summer I joined the Yahoo Group Six Sox Knit Along because a member of our knit out was knitting a pair of Harry Potter socks. I had to make them so I joined. The group posts new sock patterns every 4 months. I skipped the summer sock and waited for August pattern to appear. At first I wasn't too thrilled with the pattern because I thought the cable would be a pain-in-the-butt but I decided to do them in Koigu solid. I bought the yarn to celebrate a good mammogram! I also bought 2 skeins too many but I'll do something with them.

The sock knitted up quickly even with the cables. I followed a tutorial from the internet on the Kitchener stitch so my toes look great. I never did such a good joby before. I really like knitting socks. I have 4 more skeins of sock yarn so I guess I've got a few more pairs to go. Check out the Yahoo Group!


Ann & Megan said...

Robin, your socks look great! I'm not a member of six sox but I'm always curious as to how the different patterns knit up.

I read about your injured back on Knit Talk - I hope you feel better for the start of school tomorrow!


PS - I really liked your post on the woman in the Florida airport too - inspiration to take that extra look in the mirror to make sure everything really is in place before walking out the door...

Robin said...

Thanks for the compliments! My back is definitely on the mend. I wonder if that well-dressed woman every had a backache and would she look as fresh as she did when I saw her!

AmyS said...

Your socks look beautiful! That pattern is next on my list, for part of my sister's birthday gift.