Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's Just a Sock,

I'm finally knitting. Knitting is scary. Many people don't know this. Here's the yarn that my good friend Annie sent me, all the way from Massachusetts. It's massive! It'll make a few socks, I'm thinking!
I was down at Hunter's house, Hunter, the master knitter. She lent me some DPNs -- double pointed needles, so that I could make socks. This is the mass of chaos that exists when you use DPNs:
I cast on, and forged ahead, in spite of the mess on those needles. And eventually, something began to emerge ... See those double rows of knits and purls?
And a few rows later, you can actually see the ribbing that will go around the ankle. Phew! It's becoming a sock!
I'm now further along, into the knitted section. More photos to follow.

3 comments:

  1. Good work, MK! I got Elizabeth Zimmermann knitting videos for my birthday and yesterday I sat and ate popcorn, watching HER knit. I made one big sock last year that looked like a sock Braveheart might wear. I've yet to make one ordinary sock, but I have lots of how to books, of course!

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  2. Everybody's knitting socks in the interwebs! I'm admiring all of you.

    Jody

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  3. I'm one who knows that knitting IS scary. But to see the pattern emerging in your socks after just a few rows -- that's exciting!

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