Eeek - day 16 already! Time sure flies. And we're nearly halfway through May!
It's my second week of me-made-May, and here's my third item for the week, a pair of hand-knitted socks :) They took me nearly 2 winters to complete, because to be honest I was terrified of knitting on 5 needles - but I persevered and hey presto! The more you knit, the less holey your socks are - practise does make perfect it would seem :)
The socks are very, very comfy. I don't think you can beat a handmade sock for comfort actually! I wore them all day, and they are as comfy as when I first put them on this morning.
These are made from a self-striping yarn, Spotlight's own if I remember correctly. It seems very similar to Patons Patonyle, only cheaper and to be honest not as good quality :( But I like the colours, and for a first pair of socks the yarn was fine.
The pattern was from an old Spotlight magazine, though you are bound to be able to find similar patterns on the net. I just wanted a simple pattern as the wool is so stripey. Next I would love to try cabled socks.
Yes, more self-made socks are definitely on the agenda now I've overcome my fear of multi-needles!