What I knit – 7 – The Uneven Socks

About three years ago, in October 2008, I gave a try to knitting my first pair of socks. It looked very intricate to me, but socks are something knitters seemed to be making by the dozen, so I figured I could at least give it a try.

When I got to the heel I was puzzled. I felt my pattern’s instructions were unclear and looking for help on the internet only confused me more. So I put the sock aside to be finished later, after some rest.

Almost three years later, I picked it up again. I had to finish at least one pair of socks in my life, even if they were to be the only pair I ever made. Giving a look at the pattern, it was all suddenly very clear to me. In only a couple days I was done with the first sock and enthusiastically starting the second one.

There was only one problem with my plan :

The socks are clearly not the same size! The left one is larger, and a bit longer, than the other, which has a more fitted size.

Yes, that is what I get for knitting these three years apart!

They have other tiny faults, but none as obvious as the size difference.

I still love them though; they’re warm, and comfy, and more than anything : I made these myself!

I have put my hands on many more books and patterns and read a lot on sock making. I see plenty more of socks in my knitting future !


12 responses to “What I knit – 7 – The Uneven Socks”

  1. Northern Narratives says :

    The first pair is never perfect 🙂

  2. BermudaOnion says :

    I love them too. Now that you’ve got it figured out, you can make more. Do you need to know my size?

  3. avisannschild says :

    Love Kathy’s comment, LOL! Will you make me some too? Seriously, though, they don’t look that different to me (or at least I don’t think most people would notice), but do they feel very different? (That seems more problematic.) In any case, congrats on completing your first pair! I haven’t dared to try knitting socks yet.

  4. Steph says :

    So cool! I still really want to knit a pair of socks, though I do sometimes read things about them being confusing. Also, I actually kind of hate to wear socks so I think I might be the worst person to appreciate them! 😀

  5. alitareads says :

    Haha Kathy. Cozy Book Blogger Socks for all!

    Those look perfect for winter days when you just want to curl up with a book and a big mug of hot chocolate.

  6. toothy says :

    you’re so talented! i probably wouldn’t be able to finish the first sock.

  7. Word Lily says :

    Socks are one of my favorite things to knit! Way to go on your first pair. 😀

  8. Jesika Hughes says :

    At least you finished your first! My first were in DK wool, and so warm I can only wear them in the winter. I really like yours!

  9. zibilee says :

    I love your socks, and have to admire the skill that went into making them! It’s totally ok that they are slightly different, it’s what makes them unique and all your own. Great job on these! Will you teach me?

  10. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea says :

    Those look so nice and warm – very cool.

  11. Barb Drummond says :

    I used to make socks with names on them as birthday & wedding presents. A friend was wearing his at his buck’s party when someone spotted the big pink letters on them, and began demanding ‘what do your socks say?” everyone else thought he was completely drunk of course. Socks are wonderful things and everyone loves them. Like people they don’t have to fit exactly, they just have to be warm and friendly. Enjoy.

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