Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Black Socks

Well I have finished the pair of socks I was doing for my DH he being as he is didn't want any self-patterning yarn & only likes plain colours for the main part I do have some yarn he said he may like but would wait to see it knitted up.
So I used some black 4 ply yarn & as you can see finished the pair I have this time used a row counter so I know that the size for both socks will be the same as I find that measuring when on the DPs needles can be a little inaccurate.

Bless him when I have given them to him today he said that one pair won't last very long, but I said that I will wait to see how he gets on with them he is diabetic so has very sensitive feet if they are okay I will of course be knitting many more pairs but hope to use a little lighter yarn as I found that I need extra lights on when knitting in the evenings.

My next project well have a few ideas I am thinking of doing a toddlers jacket for my Niece's daughter she 8 months old not sure as to what yarn I will I will decide when I look through all my patterns I have the yarn in my stash, i am thinking a Lilac chunky yarn or a Mint Green or a beige/Tampa colour Aran I will know when I sorted the pattern out so watch this space


Tabitha said...

Congratulations on finishing the black hubby socks. You have more fortitude than me. I cannot seem to finish my hubby's black socks.

Deb said...

Wow! What nice socks. I don't have the patience or the stamina to work w/black yarn. You have a very nice blog, too.

My condolences in the loss of your beloved Mum.


Ronda & Ben said...

They look great!
My hubby is also diabetic and will now only wear hand knit socks. I need to darn a hole in the heal of the first pair I made him 2 years ago, so they lasted pretty well.
You can also buy a reinforcing thread to knit into the areas of the socks that wear the most (heels and toes) so that they last longer. Considering my husband wears a US size 14 EEEE (that is a 47 in European sizes and REALLY wide) I'd rather repair than knit a whole new pair!

debij40 said...

You did a beautiful job! I enjoyed looking at your blog. Debbie#5