Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sock adventures....

I've been busy today. Knitting. Knitting socks. I know I've made socks before but they were 2 needle socks not real knitted socks....

I've always wanted to master the art of knitting socks on dpns (double pointed needles) but have never managed to master the art of handing 4 needles all at the same time. Until today. Here's the proof.....

 


 

 
Excuse the obvious ladder running up the front!!! I need to perfect my skills at joining between needles but apart from that, I'm really pleased with how it all turned out.
 
A proper 'turned heel' .... did you see it? Did you? Did you?
 
 
I'm so chuffed. A day well spent learning a new skill. I have lots of socks planned now but first I have to go shopping for sock wool........ such a chore......

Til soon.
xxx
 
 

 

 

8 comments:

  1. A good job, well done. The ladder will go when you wash.

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    1. Thanks for the advice. Good to know. Working on a second pattern now! Very excited....!

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  2. I think your sock-knitting is amazing - the very idea of four needles at once makes me feel panicky! You should be very proud of your beautifully turned heel - I hope these beauties are only going to be worn lightly - not for anything that might wear a hole or anything! The sock equivalent of taxi shoes!! Happy yarn-buying and happy sock manufacturing! E x

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    1. Thanks E - when you get to my age trying anything new is an adventure! xxx

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  3. Happy new year Laura. This is also my goal for 2014, yours look awesome & I'm sure you will master this very fast. Much love shelley x

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    1. Happy New Year Shelley! Lovely to hear from you. xxx

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  4. You must look into learning Magic Loop, it's so much easier than DPNs, you can even knit two socks at one time, eliminating the dreaded second sock syndrome (SSS) go to Heidi Bears: Two-at-time-socks on a Magic Loop. You'll be amazed how this method works.

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    1. Thanks so much for the tip Joan. I'll definitely look into that. I've seen it on various blogs but haven't plucked up the courage to give it a go......maybe this weekend! Thanks again. x

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