Archive for October, 2015
They will be done though – I am enjoying the puzzle that socks are to me.
Right now it is spring in New Zealand and we are working quite long hours in the garden and I am so tired at night I am sitting rather zombie like without any knitting happening.
I have knitted most of the heel flap though – whilst at swimming 2 weeks ago.
See there is the proof.
So row by row I will have these socks done.
And what did I discover?
Well I discovered that knitting with many needles is tricky when one is used to knitting with circular needles. That is when I knitted a stretch and released a needle albeit briefly I dropped it.
I dropped it every time.
So here I am at a public swimming pool scrabbling about trying to pick up a needle from a concrete floor. I did that at least 4 times before I started putting the needle in my mouth to hold it while I checked what I was doing and reintroduced the needle to the knitting.
Neither the needle on the concrete floor nor the grandmother sitting with a needle protruding from either side of her mouth looking like a demented sabre tooth tiger ready to foam at the mouth and attack any one with a comment to make – neither looked very pretty really. Getting up from the floor with the lost needle was also a challenge.
But I did get into the rhythm of the stitch and the knitting in the round with double pointed needles in the end.
I like the stitch and I even like the stitch created with my variegated yarn, it has great texture.
And this is where I am up to this morning.
And yes I am pleased.
So far so good.
So if you are not a knitter of socks yet, you too can do this.
Sockupied E-book here Six brand-new sock knitting patterns are included in this issue of Sockupied!
I have grandson for holidays, and that is fun but tiring. He is aged 12 going on 900. My Hominy Sock knitting will have to wait till he is back at school as starting a new project, uncharted water for me is just a bit too much for me to manage on these evenings.
I now have yarn, pattern and needles.
Next week – okay.
Some of my sock yarns – none looked to have a sufficient quantity to use for my Hominy Socks.
I finally found 2 x 50 gram balls – well nearly 2. One ball is intact and the other has a smidgeon less. I may have to add another yarn to these socks but I will do that at the toes so that I am not making striped socks for all to see. I don’t think I could match the yarn now as I bought it whilst in the Netherlands more than 5 years ago.
My Hominy socks will be created using Regia Design Line – colour 4252.
The label states that the yarn is dimensionally stable, hard-wearing, Machine washable up to 40 degree, and will not felt and can be dried in a drier and it carries a 10 year guarantee which sounds great But I just hope my socks will fit my feet well and I also hope that the Hominy pattern will not be too lost in the self patterning yarn. The most important thing for me in this exercise is that I conquer my fear of knitting socks.
And I will, I will, I will.
It is a shame that I do not have the yarn in the pattern – I love the colour (Pumpkin Spice) and it shows off the stitch design well. I have found Fable Fibers – the yarn creator on Facebook at Fable Fibers
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