I am now able to cross one thing off my 14 Goals for 2014 list and that would be learn to knit socks!
Aren't they beautiful? It's alright, you can be jealous of my mad knitting skills and my awesome foot modeling technique.
It's actually kind of hard to model socks, have you ever tried it before? I had no idea what to do with my feet or what would be cute angles to capture the socks best. I did my best though, so hopefully it's okay.
I also didn't realize how dirty the floor was in all these pictures. Can you tell I rarely mop? Oh well, just focus on the socks and ignore the mud on the floor.
I was terrified of learning to knit socks because I felt like they would be way too complicated and I would mess them up too much. I mean doesn't that heel look hard? But I found that once I got over the first hurdles of understanding the pattern, realizing I was knitting them inside out and asking for help, all was smooth sailing after that! It took me about a month to finish the first sock and then a week for the second, which I thought was decent considering they were my first pair of socks.
I'm loving the colour of them and they are super comfy. Seriously, I've worn them every day since I finished them (not THAT long) and I have no complaints as of yet. Oh and really warm too.
I'm tempted to just start another pair but I know that I really should get back to work on that baby blanket I started almost 3 months ago for my nephew. I made a mistake on it around New Year's and haven't touched it since. But it's time to stop procrastinating and get to work on it so that I might actually be able to bring it to him when I visit in April.
Anyone else ever knit socks before? How about slippers? I think I need to make slippers next. After the baby blanket of course.