img_0763.jpgimg_0765.jpgAt long last, the debut photos of my first hand knit socks.  The particulars:  Socks That Rock – Lightweight in the Rooster Rock colorway.  The pattern is the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Sock.  I used a size 2 circular needle for the magic loop method, and turned the heel with size one double points.

 !img_0764.jpgimg_0762.jpgThese socks are so comfy.  I am fairly pleased with the way the colors striped on the left sock.  It was the second sock I made.  I am not sure why the color pooled in the first sock I knitted, but oh well.  If thats the only complaint I have, I am not upset.  I actually rather like having them both look a little different colorwise.

 I must pass my compliments on to Blue Moon Fiber Arts, the pattern was particularly well done.  There were options for either a short row heel (which I did) or a traditional garter stitch flap.  Also, were options for 3 different toe designs.  Directions for figuring out your guage and Cast On number, were also provided.  In fact I have chosen another of their patterns for my next sock – Cedar Creek.  It will be my first attempt knitting from a chart.  I am looking forward to trying out some other heel and toe techniques as well.

Thanks to Julie, Caryn, Bethany, and Anna for all of their excellent advice and help on my first socks!