My second pair of handknit sock - ever - came off my needles on Monday. Couldn't post about them earlier because of camera/batteries issues. In the long run it really was in my favor that I had to wait to post, because last night (yippee!) I got my Ravelry invitation! My user name is of course hakucho and I'm very excited to be able to play and check everything out. This fantastic site is even more than I had imagined. Though I'm not sure how long it will take me to get everything in order, I will be trying my best to at least keep up with the new stuff and checking everything all out!
Now back to my socks. They are knit with size 3 dpn's with wool-ease blue mist. I'm please with how they turned out, but I'd be lying if I said everything went without a hitch. Sock #1 was working out fine until I tried to do the kitchener's graft. I was very tired and my husband came in and had the nerve to talk to me... imagine him being so disruptive that I totally messed it up and then had to rip it back and redo the toe. The do-over was fine and the second one went really well. No problems this time. The next socks I knit I will try a toe up pattern.
The baby cable rib pattern came from Sensational Knitted Socks. Great book. I highly recommend it and I know I'll probably just move through the book learning all the techniques before I venture into knitting other sock patterns. I think I'll put More Sensational Knitted Socks on my Christmas wish list. More socks will have to wait though, because I have my husband's birthday present and two babies to knit for and of course I'll have to start with my Christmas knitting as well.
happy knitting everyone :)