I titled this post with the response that I am expecting from my knitting buddies. You see, I am NOT a sock knitter! I am 100% convinced that you are born either a sock knitter or a sock appreciator. (I feel the same way about knit toys…of which I LOVE to knit…and I have several friends who would rather…gasp…knit socks instead!) I love hand knit socks...I just DO NOT knit them. Well, until yesterday. I have been mentioning that I thought I might try making the Diva a pair and I cast on yesterday afternoon…and I turned my very first heel last night! Okay, so the exclamation point was for the benefit of my sock knitting friends. I think it is cool that I am making these for her, but I am not getting the “high” that I was told I would get from my first pair.
So, this may be my first and last pair of socks that I make…we’ll see. I think the Diva’s response to the finished pair will determine if there are any more in my future. In the meantime, I’ll finish these up…they are a lilac color (though they look gray), and I think I am going to switch to a dusty rose color for the toe. The Diva requested pink and purple socks…I think she was looking for one purple and one pink sock…pink toes might be our compromise. If I do make her another pair, I’ll make pink with a purple toe…then she can go all Punky Brewster and mix and match them.
Once these are off the needles, I am going to be working on yet another WCOBBS blanket. A bunch of us have decided to enter the Western Showcase Charity Division, and we are doing a red and white striped Stampede inspired blanket. I am knitting stripe two of it, so hopefully I’ll have some photos to share soon.
Well, I’m off to work on my socks…and to look for a stitch pattern for my stripe of the blanket.