Saturday, 5 March 2016

The start of my addiction to knitting socks

I finished my 1st pair of knitted socks last week! so pleased. 

It took me possibly 2 months each week at knitting group persevering with the 1st sock. The tiny DPN's that drove me mad, the thin yarn that I kept splitting and my inability to see the stitches correctly because I had chosen a dark purple to knit with didn't put me off but these things certainly slowed me down. Just before I finished the sock off I tried it on to see what the fit was like and I was amazed how it felt, fitted so snugly, felt so warm and cozy. Within a couple of days I had finished the second one, so I now have a pair!

I've been told because they are wool I can wear them more often than my shop bought socks before I wash them and that's what I've done, in fact I have them on now. 

It's taken me a week on and off knitting to finish my 2nd pair (said I think I was addicted). This time I picked a lovely lace sock pattern called "Hector" from the sock pattern book A knitted sock society. I had some Rowan Fine Art sock yarn  in my stash that just filled the bill. These knitted up really quickly, maybe because my love of lace knitting got me quickly up the leg of the sock or because I now knew the structure of the sock, knew how to create the heel flap, turn the heel and even the dreaded kitchener stitch to finish the sock didn't worry me. 

I can see more socks coming off my needles in the next few weeks , maybe a few new designs too. 

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