First pair of sock-like objects

I’m pleased to say that I am edging ever closer to producing an actual, real, wearable, recognizable pair of socks. I will go further and say that this is not an example of Zeno’s Dichotomy… and I have proof of my progress! I recently finished a pair of socks made from some Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. The recipient of these socks has informed me that they can’t be comfortably walked in, since the yarn is so thick it causes pain… so I quickly reassured her that they were intended solely (ahem) to be worn in bed.

Class Sock

A week or so after the lace class trip we hosted the Golden Bobbins Lace Guild at our domicile. The talented Michele C. taught us the basics of toe-up socks using fairly large needles and fairly heavy yarn. I was pleased to have another chance to learn Judy’s Magic Cast-on and Michele showed us the short-row heel. Now I just have to try this on an actual, wearable sock! Here are a couple of snapshots.

My first sock!
My first sock!
Tiny Class Sock
Tiny Class Sock