Sunday, 2 August 2009

Husband socks and goodbye to nappies

Since deciding that I was going to spend some more time making things for the people that live in this house, and since I now have a husband, I thought what could be more wifely than to knit the man some socks? I haven't knitted socks before, and funnily there seems to be a couple of others out there who are knitting their first socks right now also.

I am using Regia Jacquard Color 4-ply sock yarn, colourway 5275 and King Cole Sox pattern. Ravelry link to this project here.

After a couple of false starts, and a bit of YouTube study to turn the heel, I was safely on my way. I think I am going to enjoy making socks again!

And, on Friday we said goodbye to nappies, so Mil has been pantless for a while. We had a great day on Friday, and a not so great day yesterday. But I guess the only thing to nail this is time. But seeing as we were housebound, and the sun was out I got to do a bit more socking...

... and managed to finish husband sock number one! Hurrah. I am very pleased, and love the yarn. I made only one small alteration to the pattern, using a different stitch for the heel. I thought socks would be a horror, but I found the whole process very manageable.
Hooray for knitting! I love knitting!


Rhiannon said...

A sock!
No nappies!

Life has indeed been going well in the elastic household, and definately deserves a hurrah hurrah!

ps. the big question is will your next project after socks be a beret? If so then we seem to have telepathically communicated on projects!

dottycookie said...

Congrats on a very lovely sock, and YAYAYAYAYAYAY! on no nappies. That was a huge relief both times it happened here - especially at night time!

Now, will you be making a second sock to match, or will you be naughty like the rest of us and cast on something different?

Kyoko said...

Hehe! Good bye nappies! :D I think my nephew was also trying to get rid of his nappies. I must check out how he is doing.
Oh, LOVE the socks. It is amazing!!! Hurray :D Regia yarn is nice isn't it? I bet your husband is chuffed receiving a handmade socks.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your first socks - my first socks were also out of Regia and for my husband. I promise, you'll likely find socks very addicting!

Petit Filoux said...

Love the yarn you choose for the sock - may be a silly question, but does it create the strips 'naturally'? It seems so regular...

KatieGirlBlue said...

Socks? You shame me. Five years ago, on my first days with my now husband, I promised to knit him a hat.

His head is still cold.

Those socks sure are lovely, though.