Friday, 23 January 2009

Sock-Making : Practice

Sock Knitting PracticeAfter reading my sock knitting book about nine and a half times I decided it was time to take the plunge and get knitting. I went to Masons in Abingdon yesterday and bought myself a set of double pointed needles and some gorgeous red yarn.

I can knit, I do knit and I've been able to do so since I was about ten years old. Mum was an avid knitter and she always had about five projects on the go at once. She used to make jumpers mainly so the whole idea of sock-making using four needles at once seemed a bit alien to me having only ever seen Mum use the standard two.

So last night after a bit of starting and stopping, a few dropped stitches and a lot of swearing I finally got into the swing of the process of knitting in the round. I just took this photo of my practice sock so far. I got up early this morning to carry on knitting, hence the pink and white polka dot dressing gown. The sock's a bit wobbly and a tad messy in places but it is my first attempt at knitting in the round so I'm going to let that slide! It could get even wobblier and messier when I get to the heel turning bit .....

5 Comments

Caroline B said...

Well done you! The first few rounds are always tricky - don't be discouraged about the heel, it's surprisingly easy! Can't wait to see the finished pair!

Laura said...

Thank you, Caroline. I'm really enjoying the challenge of it. I've just finished knitting two jumpers with fat chunky wool and just the two needles so this is a totally different ball game!

Tina said...

I am proper impressed, I can knit,but only in straight lines. No turning corners..love the colour yarn.

Jo said...

It's looking good! I only tried knitting with four needles for the first time this month and I love it - there's virtually no sewing up! Just started my fourth pair of fingerless gloves.

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Oh they look FAB already! Can't wait to see the finished pair!

J xx