syllytuxedocat - I didn't even think of easter eggs, but now that you mention it - I totally see it! and amarok thanks! I actually started from the top and knit down so it helped make sure I got them to the length I wanted!
thanks guys! kaleidoscope_eyes: if you can knit, purl, decrease and pick up stitches then you can make socks! Believe it or not this is my first *real* pair of socks. You should totally give them a try - I am sure you will make a lovely pair! lady_sepulchre: thank you! These were actually fair-isle! <3
thanks! maizella: just make sure if you do make a pair that when you do your gauge swatch that you stretch your gauge a bit - if you do it right on the gauge it will end up looking like leggings (at least that's what happened to me) and I had to re-do it. kjlutz thanks! I bought a cone of yarn and it looks like they took just about/just over half of the cone. I have no idea how much yarn that is. As far as how long - actual knitting time maybe just under 2 weeks. I started officially in the beginning of January and had several false starts (which I documented in the blog posts) - and would just have them sitting there and stare at them before starting up on them again.
Aww thank you! They are really warm, soft, and light too. I kind of wish I had found a less white color but that was the only available color of that yarn. I am kind of scared to wear them out because they will get dirty easier... And yes quirkyfaerie you read right! These technically are my first pair of socks. This chart: http://home.earthlink.net/~bruxknits/pats/BasicSockChart.pdf is amazing and is how I was able to work it out.