Sunday, July 06, 2008

First Socks!

I have a good friend who has been waiting and waiting for me to write this blog entry, since I haven't yet convinced her to start a blog of her own. As a matter of fact, when you get done reading, if you feel like it, leave her a comment. She can read them here, and it will pull her deeper into the world of Blogland... At any rate, she's knit her first socks! It's very exciting, and her feet look so toasty and well-clad. She didn't even use a basic first sock pattern, but went ahead and knit the Jaywalkers, which I haven't attempted yet. I should, though. She has thoroughly shamed me.

What's so fun about these socks, other than the obvious fun of knitting socks, is that she did so much of them while intaking alcohol at our knit-togethers. I took some pictures along the way. There might be a mistake or two in these socks, but you'd never know it, and who cares? They're for your feet. Doesn't she look like she's having fun?



She was seriously bummed that we ran out of Kahlua, but it may have saved her heel....



And tada! The finished, cozy feet:


Good job, Mel. The only problem is, now everyone in your family wants a pair. Happy Knitting! I'm storing some extra Kahlua for your next casting on.

7 comments:

AR said...

Hehehe, you think we'd learn not to drink and knit. The socks look great, Mel!

Nice post Carrie.
p.s. thanks for the cookies, surprisingly there were some left. Umm....were, I forgot to share left overs with you, Mel! Sorry.

Carrie K said...

Good job, Mel! My Jaywalkers took me a year to knit. Kahlua free.

crzjane said...

Wow! What a nice job on those socks. You even got the striping to match! Now you must blog. Now that you have your first pair of handknit socks on you will never turn back to store bought. They just can't measure up to your own.
Come on Mel. Start blogging!

TheAmpuT said...

Dang, I can only get my stripes to line up with Jaegermeister.
(just kiddin') Cool socks! Now quit being a slacker Mel and blog about them yerself.
(just kiddin' again...I'm a bit of a smart ass)

Julie said...

Great socks, Mel!

Jennifer said...

Yay for your friend! They look great.

Rachel said...

I'm impressed that those socks look so amazing (and matching!) when alcohol was involved!

Congratulations on finishing those up Mel! And thanks for sharing her accomplishments Carrie!