Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Socks

Have you ever made socks?  I'm giving it a go and joining in with the sock-a-long at Winwick Mum's blog.  Crochet is my preferred craft with wool but this looked like a really fun thing to do and the encouragement received from other people participating has been wonderful.  I've spent an incredible amount of time casting on, knitting, losing stitches, recasting on, many many times and getting very frustrated.  I finally set aside my first ball of sock yarn deciding it was jinxed and restarted the whole process with another ball of yarn I had.  I had success this time with a minimum amount of mistakes.

 
 I've chosen to knit with four dpn's which has been described as a bit like knitting with a hedgehog.  Hopefully progress will be good from now on.  If anyone is interesting in knitting socks (this pattern is from the top down), Winiwick Mum is leaving all the details, instructions and information up on her blog so you can refer to it at some other time.  There's still time to join in with the sock-a-long if you are interested.

Anne xx

10 comments:

Kar said...

Gorgeous color you chose for the socks. Handmade socks are worth the work. : )

gilly said...

Well done you for persevering, and I'm sure your socks will be just fab when they're done. I had a little giggle at the hedgehog reference - that's so true!
Happy knitting,
xx

Annie Cholewa said...

Go you! I'm not much of a sock knitter ... the need to knit a second sock derails me every time ... I need to take a leaf from my daughters book and only wear odd socks!

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

I've never tried socks, but think the yarn you've chosen is so lovely xx

Selma from eclectichomelife.blogspot.com said...

Yay!! Thanks for popping over to my blog, happy to be here. We sound similar in that crochet is also my prefect wool go to craft but decided this year to give knitting a fair chance. I quite like knitting on dpn and have made quite a few baubles this way, but decided for this sockalong to give the small circular needles a go. Boy is THAT interesting. You yarn looks wonderful and actually quite similar to mine. Look forward to seeing your progression. Happy sock knitting x

Kar said...

Just letting you know Anne that when I reply back to your comments left on my blog I get a message back saying your email account is full and it won't accept my emails to you. : )

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Your socks are looking good so far - well done. Gorgeous yarn
Caz xx

Tania @ Out Back said...

I have never been able to manage more than two needles when knitting, so well done you. Such a lovely colour you chose too!

xTania

Penny said...

Hi Anne, popping over from the sock-a-long FB page and have really enjoyed having a read through some of your posts. I see from your blog roll that we follow many of the same blogs. The wonderful connectedness of blogging never ceases to amaze me! Following you on Bloglovin now so looking forward to keeping up with all your posts X

Winwick Mum said...

I've just found your lovely blog Anne, and I feel as if I know a secret because I've seen what your sock yarn turns into! I hope you're planning another post soon! :-) xx