Thursday, September 21, 2006
Sock that Rocks with my Locks
Irisheyes Lynn sent me the STR yarn. Ohhhhh, doesn't it knit up lovely? Basic sock pattern, nothing fancy. Im showing off the yarn. I'm midway through the second sock.
The locks....are being mailed to Locks of Love today. I had fun growing the hair out for the donation. The new "do" is kind of fun too. When KEVIN my new hairguy cut the ponytail off, and handed it to me, wet, it was kind of like holding a wet mouse....ewwwww!
Anyhow back to knitting. To the anonymous comment person who left such a great uplifting note, here are my sock tips. I'm no expert but my love of socks may lend itself to helping you:
You will learn to love doublepoints. Just think to yourself, you are only knitting on two of the needles at once. The others are just resting, waiting, hoping for their turn.
Start with a sock yarn that knits up at 4 or 5 stitches per inch. You could do this with Cascade fixation. This way you are not squinting and working with the tiny toothpick needles and stitches. Make your first sock a success!
Consider investing in one sock class or private lesson from a good yarn shop in your area. The investment will repay itself over and over. Where are you from, dear commentor? We are a generous group, we knitters, we can steer you to a great shop I am sure.
The joy of socks will overtake you. I think you could spend a lifetime knitting socks.
Unless you live near the equator.....socks are useful and wonderful.
Good luck and thanks for the sweet comments.
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