I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
My First Socks!
I finally finished my first pair of socks. It took me a long time to finish them, but to be fair, I would knit on them and then set them aside while I did many other projects. Once I finished the first one I flew through the second and finished it in less than a week.
I am really quite pleased with them.
The pattern is Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley and is a free pattern on Ravelry. The leg of the sock in knit in a knit 3, purl 1 rib. It is a great first-time sock knitter pattern and I highly recommend it. The directions are very well written and very easy for me, as a first-timer, to do.
The yarn I used was a gift from the lovely Twikka that she sent to me in the Summertime Swap last year. The yarn is Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the color jade. I love the yarn and it comes in some fantastic colorways.
Overall, it was a great experience for a first time sock knitter!
Hello! Welcome to my knitting (and other odds and ends) blog. I grew up watching my Grandma knit. It seemed like she was always with needles and yarn. It must have made an impression on me because now I knit as much as I can.
Stay a while. Check out the knitting and watch out for stray bits of yarn.