Socks and shoes

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I am proud of myself for resisting the lure of a new project in the last few weeks.   I really do want to finish everything in my knitting basket so that I can start new projects and have some finished items.  I thought I was a process knitter – but I think I’m also a little bit product oriented – I really don’t like too much on the needles at once, and I love the feeling of finishing something.  So last night, I was happy because I finally finished these socks!

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Pattern:  Child’s First Sock, Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn:  Sophie’s Toes, Colorway:  Water Lillies
Started:  March 26, 2007
Finished:  September 8, 2007

How pathetic is that?  Can you tell these were supposed to be Spring socks?  And here I am….finished them in time for Fall!  I can’t believe how long it took me to finish them.  I finished the first sock in a week or so in March – and the yarn sat in the basket until last week.  

I liked the pattern, and love the yarn – but I don’t like the pooling so I don’t love them as much as I would without all the pooling.  But I’d recommend both the yarn and pattern – the pattern is easily memorizable, but interesting.  And I love this sock yarn.  I have a lot in my stash – and I hate to use it because then it is not in my stash.  Emily is a wonderful dyer – and it is hard for me to resist the lure of new yarn from her shop.   But these are for me, and I’ll wear them – maybe they will bring a little spring into my winter!

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I bought new golf shoes yesterday after my first golf lesson!  Aren’t they cute?  I thought maybe the new socks would mean I can combine hobbies…but I don’t think so….

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So in about a half hour, I’ll be on my way to here….

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Isn’t it pretty?  The gap in the middle of the distant mountains is the Deleware Water Gap.   This is the seventh hole at the local course we go to – I like when someone is in front of us so I can take a minute and enjoy the scenery.  I know, I know – enough of the golf stuff!  Sorry – just a little obsessive about it right now….I’m sure I’ll return to being equally obsessive about knitting soon!  Now back to finishing up the two other pair of socks – I think its time for the Beaded Socks to have their turn!

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16 Responses to Socks and shoes

  1. Emilee says:

    I love the cheerful colors of those socks!

  2. susan says:

    Sping, fall, who cares they are beautiful. Nice yarn choice. That course sure looks green.

  3. They are lovely! And the new shoes are cool – have fun playing golf!

  4. Laurie says:

    Now you need to buy sock yarn that matches your golf shoes.

    Love the Child’s First Sock. It really is a fun pattern and yours are very pretty.

    We are SO going to play, one day.

  5. Jeannie says:

    The socks look great! Yay for finishing one of your ufo’s.

  6. Opal says:

    I adore those socks! Such pretty ocean colours. Have a great day at the golf course!

  7. Terri says:

    Oh those socks are gorgeous – even with the pooling. And yes, that golf course is very scenic too. I still prefer the socks though. ;o)

  8. Maud says:

    Lovely colours and a very nice pattern too!

  9. hakucho says:

    Your socks are so pretty 🙂 Good for you getting them done!

    happy knitting 🙂

  10. stitch-dom says:

    Another project to check off the list. I’m definitely process oriented – but I do love to finish something – then I love to give it away cause I’m just SO done with it. Except mittens…I think because they are so quick to knit.

    Now you need a golfing blog! Although you may want to blog it here when you knit the inevitable golf club cozies.

  11. Cookie says:

    At least, you’re starting the winter with a new pair of socks. ;^) I like them. Although, I wonder if a short row heel would have taken care of that puddling.

    I hope the golf is going well.

  12. tiennie says:

    Pretty pretty socks! I hope you had fun golfing!

  13. Silvia says:

    Hi Jeanne,
    Another beautiful pair of socks.
    And thank you for inspiring me to start knitting socks – you should be proud of my first pair :).

    best wishes,
    Silvia

  14. Lorraine says:

    Almost worth taking up golf so you can get all that nifty gear!

    The socks are fabulous!

  15. Jilliana says:

    Those socks look awesome!

    I actually kind of like the pooling. It reminds me of fish scales– each one has it’s own color, but together make up a beautiful overall look.

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