I have been wanting to try socks for a couple of years. I tried once shortly after I started knitting and could not get the hang of the cast on. Needless to say, I have learned a few things since then and this time, when I went to do it it was fine. Eric Paul, on the other hand, really had no desire to knit socks. he thought the yarn was too fine, the needles to small, and said that he would stick to making stockings from his Ann Budd sock pattern which was knit on worsted on large needles... perfect.
Then, a few weeks ago, we found some sock yarns and both decided to just give it a try. At most we were out a few bucks for some sock yarn if we hated it, but, well, that didn't happen.
we are now sock whores.
Eric Paul's, on the left, were knit with Mini Mochi in Autumn Rainbow using Ann Bud's instructions for top-down socks from her book, The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns. Mine, on the right, were knit with Fame Trend, colorway Blues, toe-up using the fit as you go method. EP's turned out great. Mine, well, I could have been happier with the heel method but now that I know I can choose a different one for the next pair. and there will be more pairs, hopefully many.
Happy Knitting, guys! Seeing all of your socks and other creations on here keep us inspired to try more and more varied things!
P.S. and Vandenburg... as you can see we do have four feet between the two of us, we are not QUITE as conjoined as you may have thought :P
Bradley and Eric Paul