Finished My First Pair Of Socks

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I finally finished my first pair of socks. House socks out of cheap Wal Mart worsted weight yarn. Not fancy or anything but as their only my second project, I'm kind of proud of them.

They actually fit and amazingly enough they actually came out the same size. I was convinced I'd wind up with two different sized socks somehow.

Now I have to decide what I am going to try next. Another pair of socks, an Irish Hiking Scarf to learn cabling, or a hat. Decisions, decisions.

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MMario's picture

Damn, Mason! a couple more

Damn, Mason! a couple more projects and we're going to start having to come to you for advice!

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

MasonM's picture

LOL I think that day is a

LOL I think that day is a long way off yet.

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Kerry's picture

Mason, really well done. It

Mason, really well done. It took me years before I tried a sock.

MasonM's picture

Thanks Kerry. I guess I'm

Thanks Kerry. I guess I'm just the dive in head first type. LOL

Mason

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RCC's picture

WOWWWWWWWWWWW! What a

WOWWWWWWWWWWW!
What a wonderful achievement in such a short time...my first socks took several months! Now that you have tackled double pointed needles..........why not go for a hat on circular needles and throw in some cables as well!

Carry on with wild abandon and fearless inquiry!
Rex

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Thanks RCC. Funny thing

Thanks RCC.

Funny thing about this pair of socks. I did the first sock on double points and the second one on my new Options circulars using the magic loop method. I really liked the magic loop and will probably do all of my socks that way from now on.

Mason

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TomH's picture

Rex, Love your closing line

Rex,

Love your closing line ... Carry on with wild abandon and fearless inquiry ... sounds like a motto after my own heart.

- Tom

RCC's picture

Tom, Age, experience and

Tom,

Age, experience and retirement bring a whole new outlook on life and risk-taking! I certainly encourage all to move forward with wild abandon.........we must have many and varied activites to gain experience!

Rex

I am soooo proud of you!

I am soooo proud of you! You have really done well... the socks are great. Bet that scarf with the "less than perfect" first rows is a history lesson now. Great job! I can't wait to see what you do next. Have no fear!

Luke

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Thanks Luke, I appreciate

Thanks Luke, I appreciate it.

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Bill's picture

TERRRRRIFIC!!! we're all

TERRRRRIFIC!!!
we're all proud of you!
...try some cables next...you'll be amazed how easy they are...

MasonM's picture

Thanks Bill. I'm leaning

Thanks Bill. I'm leaning heavily towards a cabling project, but socks were just so much fun. LOL

Mason

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Bill's picture

I *LOVE* knitting

I *LOVE* knitting socks...because I can wear them!
...you might consider cabled socks...altough like short socks...so there isn't much room for cables...

Parrot's picture

Wow . . congratulations!

Wow . . congratulations! That's great . . it feels good to have something that you knitted yourself; a real sense of accomplishment. You are progressing very well; glad you are enjoying your newfound craft.

Doug

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Thanks Doug. It does feel

Thanks Doug. It does feel nice to have something that I made with my own two hands.

Mason

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