My first socks!

I’m wearing my first pair of own made socks and I love them!

Here a few quick shots just as I was walking out of the door…

I’ll post details and better photos later

I’m now working on a long-paused WIP – the Old Shale Shawl free pattern. I had stopped it long ago when I discovered a blatant mistake in the stitch alignment, but have since unraveled back and restarted knitting. Some old pictures of the shawl, which is pretty much as it looks now:

All is good! Have a lovely day!

24 thoughts on “My first socks!

  1. Beautiful socks, congrats. They look comfy. Great shawl, glad you are working on it again. It is a lovely yarn, and will look stunning when done. πŸ˜‰

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you for reading and your kind words πŸ™‚
      I love the shawl, just not sure I’ll actually get much wear out of it, as I normally don’t use them… do you get a chance to wear the beautiful shawls you make?

      • πŸ™‚ You are most welcome. I do get to wear my shawl, however only in the winter months when it gets chilly. I like wearing them, and of course on gets lots of comments and compliments.

      • itwasjudith says:

        Your shawls are beautiful indeed, no wonder you get many compliments πŸ™‚

      • πŸ™‚ Thank you.
        They are lovely to wear and have around. I am normally someone that feels the cold pretty easy. The extra warmth then makes a difference. πŸ™‚

  2. Excellent socks!! I love them and I’m sure you will too:)

    • itwasjudith says:

      I do indeed, just wearing them now and are cushy, soft and warm πŸ˜‰
      As they were knotted to a tight gauge and with small needles I think they’ll be fairly durable as well.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting πŸ™‚

  3. Reanna says:

    Congrats on your first socks! I love them! My first pair was a tiny bit too small, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing them…

    • itwasjudith says:

      It’s such a satisfaction to wear socks made by yourself, isn’t it? Even when they’re not perfect.. mines have many little imperfections but I don’t mind too much!
      Thanks for your nice words πŸ™‚

  4. salpal1 says:

    Congrats on the new socks! Don’t they feel great? They look beautiful, for sure! I think you will soon grow addicted to making them and wearing them, and never look back. πŸ™‚

    The shawl is so pretty, too. Glad you are back at it.

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you!
      I’m happy to have picked some WIPs too, its long time the UFOs get done or frogged! Spring-cleaning πŸ˜‰
      I think I should try knitting two socks in parallel so there’s less risk of inconsistencies and SSS striking .
      I love the shawl but not sure I’ll get to wear it with my everyday clothing, sadly

      • salpal1 says:

        Two at a time socks DO keep you from getting SSS, but they also seem to take an interminable length of time. I still do one at a time, I feel like I accomplished something. But I have a rule – the MINUTE I finish one sock, I cast on sock number two.

        As for the shawl – I don;t know how you dress on a daily basis, btu I wear my shawls with pretty much everything – jeans, dresses, skirts, slacks. They are great to have handy when the office is cold, summer and winter. Or the store, or house. πŸ™‚

      • itwasjudith says:

        You’re right!
        The thing with shawls is that I dress casually most of the time and a large one won’t easily fit in with a sport jacket. They’re perfect to warm up in the office but I have the impression it makes it less practical to type and move about (I spend most of the time at a computer), although is probably just a wrong idea πŸ˜‰
        We shall see once it’s done!

      • salpal1 says:

        ahh, give it a chance – I am sitting on teh computer all the time, and dress pretty casually. For me, a shawl is just part of my “uniform”, and They don’t interfere with my typing at all. Usually I wear a knit top of some variety, I find they stick nicely to my shoulders on the t-shirt material. But you give it a shot when you finish. It might not be for you, or it might be the best thing since sliced bread. πŸ™‚

        I like that htey come off and on easily – so if the room temp or my temp change, I can shed or bundle up. πŸ™‚

  5. kathyreeves says:

    Love your socks, may they be the first of many! The shawl is lovely. I’m like you, I never wear shawls or cowls, etc. but I have often wondered if I would use one if I had it!

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you!
      I hope to finish the shawl soon-ish (now rows are becoming loong), so we shall see if I manage to use it πŸ˜‰
      I occasionally used shawls/large stoles, but only on more elegant outfits, which are seldom worn.

  6. Congrats on finishing your first pair of socks. They look great and the shawl is going to be lovely too πŸ™‚

  7. happyface313 says:

    πŸ™‚ Congratulations! They turned out really nice!
    Have a very HAPPY week
    Claudia πŸ™‚

  8. coppicelearner says:

    Love the socks! I really like hand knitted ones too – they are so much nicer to wear than shop bought ones. I am looking forward to seeing the finished shawl – lovely colours.

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you!
      I agree, handknits are much nicer than mass made clothing πŸ™‚
      I’m working on the shawl and hope to be done soon, if no hiccups happen…

  9. Winwick Mum says:

    Woohoo! Those are fabulous socks and you should be super-proud of them! I’m so glad that the tutorials helped you, and here’s to many more pairs! πŸ™‚ xx

    • itwasjudith says:

      Many thanks to you for your great tutorial! I really enjoyed it. I queued your other cable sock pattern and hope to get to it soon πŸ™‚

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