Sunday, October 15, 2006

When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
I began making socks in the spring of 2004. I had only been knitting for a couple of months.
I mainly taught myself, but I had some help from the lady who taught my beginner's class.

What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time?
My first pair was knit in the spring of 2005. They have held up wonderfully because I never wear them! They are made from Lion Magic Stripes. They feel like barbed wire to my sensitive skin.

What would you have done differently?
Used a different yarn!

What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
I just discovered Cascade Fixation. Soft and cuddly, with NO ITCH!

Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
I started off with DPNs, but now 2 circs is my preferred method. There is no extra needle to lose and Big C can't yank a needle free from my knitting.

Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)
Flap baby!

How many pairs have you made?
5 with two more on the needles

My Very First Sock

Knit Spring 2004
Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes
Needles: Size 2 Bamboo Double Points
Pattern: Knit It Basic Sock Pattern

I was so proud of my first lumpy little sock. Sadly, I wasn't proud enough to make her a mate. I ran out of yarn and didn't bother to order anymore.

My First Complete Pair of Socks

Knit Spring 2005
Yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripes
Pattern: Knit It Basic Sock Pattern
Needles: Size 2 Bamboo Double Points

These socks turned out to be much more attractive than the first. I knit them in about two weeks while Big C was still nursing. Too bad I didn't know much about yarn quality at this point. They feel like spun fiberglass to my sensitive feet. I'm thinking about donating them to Children in Common. Eastern European children wear socks over their tights, so perhaps they wouldn't itch so badly. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 14, 2006

There hasn't been much blogging around here this October, but Socktoberfest is in full swing.

Pattern: Peter's Socks by Nancy Bush

Yarn: Knitpicks Dancing

Needles: Size 1 Circulars

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Pattern: Generic Stockinette Sock

Yarn: Cascade Fixation

Needles: Size 3 Circulars