Judy actually got me started in knitting socks. I knit years ago and made lots of sweaters when I lived back east. Living in Phoenix, AZ, I haven't much use for sweaters but I do love kooky socks. When the economy started to slide, it seemed to me that fewer neat socks were available and those I found were not well made. About then I started following Judy and there she was making socks. So, I bought some yarn, dug out my Mom's needles, found a free pattern and away I went. Well it wasn't quite that easy but once I had faith in the pattern and followed it exactly-even tho it didn't sound right- there I was with a sock and a new obsession.
I buy most of my yarn on line and like quilting material you get what you pay for. Yikes, who knew some of my socks cost more then the shoes I was wearing.
One of my favorite sources for yarn is ETSY. My favorite shop on that site is Grant Creek Yarns but wow it is everybody else's too and it is hard to get any yarn from there these days!
I am using a pattern recommended by Judy with is free from Ravelry. Actually there are 2 patterns both by Adrienne KU. The first is Simple Skyp Socks and the second is Skyp Rib Socks.
These are the first pair I made using this pattern. They are the Grant Creek Yarn paradise blue glitter pair and I wish you could see the silver threads in them.
Now I am back to using the Simple Skyp pattern with 1 completed and one partially completed.
Thanks for checking out my latest socks. I hope you got some "new" ideas. I'm looking forward to the other posts for new ideas as well.