Awhile ago, for some strange reason, I decided that it would be a fabulous idea to knit my own socks instead of buying new ones. Huh.
I guess it makes sense for me since I don't actually wear socks most of the time anyway. I know it's summer and my thinking may be skewed but I can't remember the last time I wore socks other than when I was hiking. And those were knit socks that my mom had made me.
So instead of spending a little bit of money every once in awhile to buy some new socks, I thought it would be a better idea to spend a ton of money on yarn, once. (Once. Hah, I'm funny.)
I bought all of it online so while I am waiting impatiently for it to arrive I used some Paton's Kroy I had bought on impulse at Michaels because it was on sale this one time. I used a pretty basic pattern (you can find all the nitty gritty details on my Ravely Project Page) and they turned out pretty okay for my first pair of socks in a million years. A little bit looser in fit than I would like and the fabric could have been tighter knit, too, but you live and learn.
So, here they are in all their ridiculously stripped glory - the first of many