Jan 2, 2012

My First Attempt at Knitting Socks

I love reading other people's blogs because I get great ideas from them!  Recently I saw the awesome Peppermint Twist socks that Knit Purl Gurl made and I fell in love!  I have never made socks before but I really wanted to try them now!! 

I used Peppermint Twist sock yarn from Spinning Fates and this awesome sock pattern from Ravelry.  I also used the videos from Lion Brand  to help with all the complicated turning of the heal and gussets (never knew my socks had gussets before!)  

I took advantage of the kids and hubby being out of town and got these done in a week.  I'm not sure how often I'll make socks but it was fun to do!
And here are more pictures from the process of making them!!

double pointed needles look crazy!
looks more like a ancient foot trap!

look how nicely the stripes line up!


  1. They are great - now, I can't wait to start on mine!


  2. Hi Velma... thanks for popping over to my blog...and becoming a follower.. I'm following you too now :) I love the photos of your toes poking out of the sock.. I haven't been brave enough to try DPNs yet! You have made some beautiful blankets.. are you going to make a square for the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012...it would be lovely! :)x