Home » FOs, knitting, socks

9th socks finished

24 December 2008 2,759 views 20 Comments

I finally finished those Noro striped socks that I started way back in July. JULY! I can't believe it took me 6 months to knit a simple pair of stockinette socks. I can unequivocally say that sock knitting is not my passion. I like sock knitting, but mostly because it's small, will fit in my purse and because I knit on DPNs, has an air of complication and danger when knit in public. 

It's almost Christmas Eve, so I'll make this quick and all about the photos. As always, the dirty details are on Ravelry.

Noro Socks finished (365.6)

striped goodness

noro sock cuffs

noro socks finished

noro sock toes


  • Nadia Lewis said:

    Well, on the bright side, they look great!
    I love the third photo.

  • Steph said:

    Again — Love ’em!

  • whitney said:

    I love them! Such bright, happy socks.

  • mai said:

    such pretty colors! the socks are beautiful

  • Cristi-Lael said:

    Pretty, pretty…

  • lauren said:

    I have really got to make myself some of these Noro striped socks. Yours are amazing!! I love how the colors worked out with super contrasting stripes in some places and less defined in others, but always there.

  • Julie Anderson said:

    Great color! Love that they don’t match!

  • janna said:

    I love the unmatchiness of them! And I find stockinette socks SO boring — it took me over a year to finish my only pair. But one with a pattern of some sort go much, much faster.

  • gleek said:

    i love these socks! so simple yet complex at the same time.

  • marti said:

    those turned out lovely!

  • Stacey said:

    I feel the same way about socks, but that hasn’t stopped me from stashing up sock yarn! I have some Noro in there too–maybe I’ll pull it out and give it a go.

  • knitnchik said:


  • Bodil said:

    I love the colours.

  • Péitseoga said:

    if only i didn’t still have so much wool i could go and buy some noro… but i still wouldn’t have time to knit something so intricate as socks. maybe i will take a photo of most of the socks my mum knitted for me and the husband, i washed almost all of them the other day!

  • Péitseoga said:

    PS my mum actually likes the stocking stitch monotony!

  • Hannahbelle said:

    I’m not the best at catching up on blog posts, but I did read the one before this and wanted to commend you, or rather, have a common thread with you, regarding stashing. I have a relatively small stash as knitters go, as well – I don’t buy much unless I know I’ve got a project in mind for it, or I know I’ll want to use it soon.
    So, yay – rare breeds are us!

  • Karin said:

    Hi — Just came across your post (sept ’05) about organizing fabrics with comic book boards; I was searching for help on how to control my stash!. But comments were closed so came to your main page and wow, what beautiful socks! Just the things I DIDN’T need to see : ) — I been contemplating learning to knit but really shouldn’t add one more “craft” to my life. But seeing your socks just might push me over the edge.
    P.S. Love your photos too, not just on this post, but throughout your blog. And your box bags, etc, are beautifully done. I’m with ya on the handmade vs. homemade look!
    Happy 2009!

  • diabetic socks said:

    Rainbow shade. I really love the rainbow shaded socks. Kind of fan of them.

  • Stephanie said:

    Get thee behind me Satan.
    (Seriously. I just got over the stripy scarf thing and now you’re going to bling these all over the place. Sheesh.)

  • Bodil said:

    Gorgeous colours!

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.