Well, I finished my first pair of socks. Actually, I finished them last Sunday, but this is the first chance I have had to post a picture.
They are a little big, but I hope that I will be able to shrink them a little, does superwash wool shrink?
The first one I cast on 76 stitches, and after finishing it I decided it was a little big so for the second one I only cast on 72, which I have found out is still a little too big. Oh well, better luck next time.
Anyway, I still wore them and felt mighty proud with my accomplishment. The next day, I talked to one of the ladies at my LYS and she said that she usually chooses one size smaller than what she thinks she might need. Now you tell me! But I would rather my socks be a little bit big than too tight to get on my foot. At least this way I can wear them. It was definitely a learning experience and I do love my socks even though they kept falling down and were very lose around the ankle.
I will be casting on for my second pair just as soon as I can clean up some of my the other WIP items I have had on the needles for a while. I am nearly done with my snowflake sweater, which was my first attempt at fair isle. I hope to have it completed soon. I haven’t made any progress on the brown and black ribbed turtleneck, because I was so dedicated to finishing my socks.