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Last summer a customer was pestering me for adult sized socks and I kept telling him, "Next year." Well, next year is now and I've been busy knitting hiking/work boot socks in different colours and sizes. Here is the latest:


I'm just finishing up a pair of blue socks. I'm also casting off my Uhura Shawl. I'll take pictures after it's been blocked.

posted on Feb 10, 2013 4:36 PM ()


Do you use pure wool, or work a synthetic in there for strength? I can't remember what I've read about doing that. Anyhow, these are such a nice change from the usual socks I see at the knit shop (always wild colors and patterns), I'm almost tempted to try socks, although I thought I was immune. (But back when all I made was dish rags, I swore I'd never be able to knit a sweater.)
comment by troutbend on Feb 11, 2013 9:11 PM ()
It's a blend of wool and nylon. The wool is for warmth and the nylon is for wear. Never waste you time knitting 100% wool socks. They'll be full of holes in just a few months. Wanna know how I know that?
reply by nittineedles on Feb 11, 2013 9:16 PM ()
they would be wonderful to just wear around the house!
comment by elderjane on Feb 11, 2013 7:05 PM ()
They are too slippery for wood or lino floors but They'd make good bed socks too.
reply by nittineedles on Feb 11, 2013 7:51 PM ()
Those look great!
comment by maggiemae on Feb 11, 2013 3:26 PM ()
reply by nittineedles on Feb 11, 2013 6:06 PM ()
Oh, boy! My toes are dancing!
comment by marta on Feb 11, 2013 8:46 AM ()
That will keep them warm too.
reply by nittineedles on Feb 11, 2013 6:05 PM ()
love the socks! they look toasty warm!
comment by elkhound on Feb 11, 2013 3:59 AM ()
These are thicker than the usual socks I knit. Extra toasty.
reply by nittineedles on Feb 11, 2013 6:04 PM ()
but too bright for me i'm afraid---might be ok if i played football
comment by kevinshere on Feb 10, 2013 10:39 PM ()
I can't imagine wearing thick wool socks in the weather you've been having.
reply by nittineedles on Feb 11, 2013 6:03 PM ()
comment by crazylife on Feb 10, 2013 6:42 PM ()
I was going to keep a pair for myself. I even bought new winter boots to wear them in but we haven't had enough snow to even wear the boots. I'm not complaining. It was partially sunny and 8 degrees today.
reply by nittineedles on Feb 11, 2013 6:02 PM ()

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