Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I'm making socks.

Most of you are thinking..."what's the big deal!", but this will be my first foray into socks (finally, I know). I am in a Yahoo! group, one of too many, and there is a learn-to-knit-socks type of KAL that started this weekend. You get one step every week so that you have plenty of time to ask questions if you get stuck. I like that set-up and I've cast on with some Galway in a weird melon color I can't seem to find anything else to do with.

I have to say that I am not at all intimidated by socks. And I love knitting with dpns. (Magic loop will have to wait, lets try one new thing at a time here!) There is really no reason I haven't knit them before except that I just haven't knit them before. The KAL wants us to use worsted weight yarn so I'm assuming we'll be making boot socks. That's fine because I have tons of worsted weight yarn in my stash that needs to get used up. My only issue is that I am a jump right in type of person with, as you know, limited knitting time. It would be nice to make some Monkeys, or Jaywalkers, or some of these lovely socks designed by my friend Shortly, no? OK, ok, one thing at a time.

So far, so good. Look like mittens to me!


c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

Oh congratulations on starting on socks. The process your using to learn sock knitting sounds like a great method. I can't wait to see how they turn out.

Anonymous said...

Worsted weight socks ! You'll be done by lunchtime :)

Sounds like lots of fun though - I love knitting socks, they are great. And a good portable project too :)

Nina said...

I want a pair of thick socks too. but what I'm making is a pair of kneehigh socks with Noro sock yarn. They're going to be so cool. :)

Alexandra said...

Congratulations!!!! Finally indeed! Although, you will probably become obsessed with sock yarn... ;) It's so pretty!

Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

You go girl it will be fun to see all the lovely socks you will knit:)((Hugs)) Darcy