Friday, January 01, 2010


New Year...
new socks! I love socks. I have a drawer stuffed with striped, polkadots, argyle, socks. Knee socks, trouser socks. I just love the ones with bright colors and patterns. These striped socks I made all by myself- with help from an online tutorial- isn't the internet amazing? I have never knit socks- in fact, I have never knit anything beyond a basic scarf and hat. But with the internet, you can look up anything and then if you have problems with their instructions(or symbols) there is always someone else that can explain it. www.knitting-socks.com I had fun knitting these socks. I really did. The trick, for me, was knitting them at the same time- to avoid SSS(second sock syndrome) where you are all happily thrilled with the finished sock but are daunted about starting all over again. So you knit a little while on one and then switch to the other. That also keeps new and more difficult techniques fresh in your mind. These are very simple socks with a reinforced heel. I made them using 5 bamboo double-pointed needles. And the yarn is striped so you just have to start at the same color to end up the same. Pretty cool, huh? Will I ever knit another pair? Hmmmm... I might.

6 comments:

Sarah N. said...

Very cute! I love the green stripe.

Sara said...

But then don't you need 10 double pointed needles to work on TWO at once?

teelduo said...

PRETTY!!!!

Peni said...

WOW!! I am just so impressed. And glad to know you'd always welcome sockings in you stocking. Love you so, Mama

Darcie said...

Oh my!!! I shouldn't be surprised, I know. But you are just Wonder Woman to me! Sure it's on the internet, step by step...but still! Nothing stops my Nines. Nothing. ;-)

Sockfuls of hugs to you!

Isobel said...

I am truly impressed. I used to knit...DH even bought me a knitting machine one Christmas. I made some quick scarves on it and then made him a custom fitted sweater. I had to pull out the cuffs and the bottom ribbing and reknit them by hand...just not tight enough when done on the machine. It was probably the only sweater he ever had that actually fit him both in breadth and length. I think he wore it once or twice and declared that it would have to be about 40 below to be able to wear it. I don't think I have knitted anything since but lately I have been thinking of getting the machine out and relearning how to use it.