It's official. I've got the sick. I've been home since yesterday with it. I've got my feet up, my cats cuddled, and I ain't moving till I feel better.
Hedera pattern in Knitty, and I just had to have them (really, I think it was the shoes that got me...) and I had to have them in pink! I'd never asked Mom to knit me socks before (everything else, yes - but I didn't see the allure of knitted socks... yet...) so she was more than happy to.
I wore them constantly, most often with a nice pair of black Mary Janes and a flirty skirt. It surprised me at first how many people noticed my socks were hand made - but then, you can't get socks like that at the store, can you?
They are still one of my favourite pairs. You can't tell by the picture, but one is a little duller than the other. I accidentally washed one with my darks one day, so it has a bit of a grey cast to it. Doesn't stop me from wearing them.
Mom's stitch-perfection still amazes me. And there's not a hole or worn spot to be seen. (The yarn is Fortissma Socka, for those who are interested - not the softest yarn out there, but not uncomfortable by any means and certainly hard-wearing).
Two years later, I was ready to knit socks myself. And my first socks....
... a pair for Dave. (Seriously... who makes their first pair for a man with giant feet??? It's a wonder I ever made another pair!) It was a Fibre Trends basic sock pattern, which was fantastic, except for the hideous round toe. (I wasn't ready for grafting yet...) The yarn was Opal Cotton and I don't recommend it. Unlike me, Dave doesn't still have his first pair of socks because they stretched so large they'd fit a baby elephant!
Do you remember your first socks (knit by you or otherwise)?
PS... I heard a rumour that the shop had been updated with fantastic new yarns... including SoloCat...
Aeolian is almost off the needles!