1. They're reltively small, and therefore can be finished quickly.
2. You can do any number of beautiful patterns on socks so they're always interresting.
3. There's so much lovely sock yarn out there, and knitters just wanna try it all!
4. You can't buy the beautiful socks you can knit.
5. They're warm!
See! I've just listed 5 reasons off the top of my head why socks are so great! And I'm sure all the sock knitters out there can come up with many more! So now hopeflully you know why I love to knit socks, and if you don't, well... maybe you should try some for yourself and see!
I bet you wanna see some of these socks that I love to knit don't ya? Okay! here ya go.
This is the first pair of socks that I ever knit. They're the Baudelaire sock pattern FREE from http://www.knitty.com/ I made these from some wool/nylon sock yarn in burgundy. I love them. They took me forever, but that's what I get for going for fancy shmancy lacey socks on my first pair. But this is what I wanted to knit, so I did. This first pic is of them on my needle. I'm an impatiend knitter and for fear of never making the second sock I made them 2 at a time on one long circular needle. It's not as hard as it sounds. Just a litte trickey to keep your yarn from getting tangled up seeing as how you need to knit from 2 different skeins of yarn at a time. Anyway enough rambling about these socks. Here are the pics.
Here's a pic of the socks fresh off the needles.
Here they are on my very happy feet!
These are some toddler socks I just kind of made up. I thought it would be cute to knit some socks for the twins. So I knit up a swatch with some yarn that I found at an adorable little yarn shop in South Jordan called "From Robbin's Nest" It's all acrylic which I thought would be good for toddlers since they don't take real great careo f their socks anyway. And mostly I just wanted to make some cute socks!
This is pair of socks that I just finished up today. I used the generic toe-up sock pattern from Knitty.com (sorta, I read the pattern once, then kinda guessed on the rest). These are made with my own hand dyed yarn, in a colorway I'm calling "Mint Dream". The design part of the socks is kind of a play on seed stitch. I saw a REALLY expensive sweater in the mall with this stitch pattern, and figured I could just do it on socks to see how I like it.
It's really simple.
row 1: K2, P2 across the top,
row 2: repeat row 1,
row 3: P the K's and K the P's.
row 4: repeat row 3.
Repeat rows 1-4 for the pattern part of the sock. Makes for a fun texture.
So here's a close up of the pattern.
Here's the side view.
And here are my happy feet.
I'm not sure what pattern I'll use for my next socks yet, but I already have the yarn! I do however have a few projects that I feel obligated to finish b-4 starting on a new one. So it could be a while before I get anymore socks done. But I hope you like looking at my socks as much as I like wearing them! LOL