Despite owning several sets of needles for knitting socks, they were all tied up with socks on them...all in various stages of knitting...which of course didn't qualify for this KAL.
I had to finish THESE socks.......Jaywalker (or as my best bud calls them, Blue Jay socks)! LOL!!
These are knit with Opal sock yarn that I won a couple of years ago.
FINALLY.......I started my Summer of Socks.....using the Furrows Sock pattern by Monica Knits, purchased from the Loopy Ewe!!
Yarn: Summer Romance from Sophie's Toes.....the BEST sock yarn!!!
Last But Not Least........(drumroll please)........inhale deeply.....I bring YOU........
My first completed "garment"......not blocked, not even sure it will fit.....riddled with so many mistakes that it is COMPLETELY not wearable in public.....and not confident that it won't self destruct when I attempt to try it on.
I think I am just going to leave it in my closet....and let the joy marinate for a bit before I try it on.
I DO have a pattern I received Thursday from a SWEETIE who graciously shared a pattern that is going to be a PERFECT beginner vest pattern, a wrap style, one that I am confident will be wearable once completed!! LOL!!
The pattern for this vest was not written with a beginner in mind....although it was considered a "simple" vest pattern I struggled with several of the directions. (And a HUGE thank you to my two knitting goddess friends for your help)!!
Despite all the mistakes and PATHETIC finishing technique I am determined to make another one....which hopefully after I complete the wrap style vest (which is better suited as a first project)......I will cast on for this vest again.
I have ordered a couple of books from Amazon on finishing techniques. I have more to learn no doubt and I am VERY excited about this wrap style vest!! I think I have some Noro yarn that will work.....will work out the yarn tonight and hopefully get cast on!!