The Four Year Sock Project6:00 AM
This is the conversation that happened while in the yarn shop as I was touching all the yarn:
B: you should make me a sweater.
J: (laughing) why on earth would I make you a sweater? You don't wear sweaters.
B: I would wear it if you made it.
J: (laughing) no you wouldn't.
B: you should make me something.
At this point we consulted the shop lady and it was decided to make Bryan and pair of socks. I had never knit socks before and certainly thought they looked difficult. She pointed me in the direction of a very easy sock pattern, Knitting Pure and Simple Beginners Sock. Bryan and I decided on a grey sock yarn. I bought double point needles and cast on. It took a couple of months to finish one sock. I had to go into my LYS to get some direction on the heel, but for the most part it was a pretty easy sock. I then started on the other sock.
Fast forward to the present. I had to go back to my LYS to get direction on the heel, but I finally finished the sock! Bryan now has a PAIR! The socks are a little big so he is going to use them as slippers (we all wear crocs in the house). The lady at the shop assured me that one skein of yarn would make a pair of socks. As I was finishing the first sock, I was sure I was going to run out of yarn on the second sock, so I switched to the all grey color. I'm never a good judge of yardage. As it turns out, I did have enough to finish the second sock, but just barely, so I'm glad that I used the other yarn. Maybe I should have kept knitting and then used the grey after all the other was used up. We are both ok with how they are though.
Knitting socks wasn't too bad, but it will be some time before I'm brave enough to try them again. I would also like to learn to make two socks at a time so it doesn't take me that long to finish a pair of socks ever again. If you have an easy (or favorite) sock pattern that I can put in my ravelry queue, please let me know.