|first complete pair of socks|
Anyway, S is for Socks, specifically hand-knit socks. I was inspired to try socks when my friend Steph, who had only recently learned to knit, asked me to help her with the socks she was knitting. I think she was turning the heel, a tricky process when you know what you are doing, and even trickier when you do not. I had never made socks but can usually read patterns well enough. So in a not-so-quiet corner at book club, we muddled through it together. Her socks turned out large and bulky, which was fine because they were to be worn with her ice skates. I thought, "If Steph can make socks, why can't I?" And I signed up for a class.
The first sock I made was huge. I have narrow feet so it was very floppy on me and I never got around to completing the pair. I bought new yarn, smaller needles and tried again. This is my first pair, which I now realize has faded a bit because I wear them a lot. The yarn is self-striping. I am not entirely sure how it works - it might be magic.
|Two at once, toe up, on one circular|
When was the last time you had socks that you wanted to show the world?
Until we knit again,