As if I don't have enough to keep me busy, I decided recently to learn to knit socks. I learned how to knit when I was a teenager...many, many moons ago. Basically, I just learned to knit and purl, and have made several afghans, a couple of simple sweaters, and a few scarves....but I saw a pattern for some socks, and thought...."I can learn to do this!" Not so easy, it turns out. I watched numerous videos, read several different patterns, and then set out to make my first pair of socks. My first "sample sock" was made with the wrong type of thread....seems that wool is the best choice for socks...and it should be fingering weight (what the heck is fingering weight?!?) It was long process, but I finally finished my first "pair" of socks. Here's how they turned out:
YAY!!! I did it! I wasn't really crazy about the way the ankle part of the socks looked, even though they do fit my feet, I thought I'd like a longer ribbing.....so I set off to make another pair.
I like the full ribbing better on this pair, but I think I still have a ways to go before my stitches get more even and smooth. I was hoping to get quite a few pairs knitted up and perhaps use them as Christmas gifts this year. What do you think....would that make a nice gift?
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