Joyous of Most Joyful Joys!

I have, in my adventures in knitting (they are all adventures, each of my projects) found that I have problems finishing socks. No, it doesn't even get as far as Second Sock Syndrome, where I can't complete the second of a pair. I usually become discontented with the first sock halfway or more through and pull it out.

With that explanation out of the way, it is my utmost pleasure to reveal to you ...

...my very first pair of completed socks. These are the pointsettia socks that I started for Julie's strikke-along that started in October. It has taken me rather close to two and a half months to complete these, my first foray into stranded color, and I am so pleased with them I was hard put not to wake up my mom when I was done shrinking them to uniform size (my tension changed between socks, making the second one to be a good 3/4 inch smaller in all measurements than the first) to show them off. I reminded myself that she saw them yesterday pre-blocking. It's working so far. I'm wearing them proudly now and love them dearly. Here, have some more pictures!

I am so proud.

In celebration of this FO, I offer two quotes for you.

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
-Henry Ford

Be fearless with knitting.
-Stephanie Pearl McPhee, At Knit's End


Donna Lee said...

Proud of you I am. Good job and what an amazing first pair of socks.

Donna Lee said...

by the way, thanks for not waking me up to show me the finished pair. I'll return the favor....