Sunday, 14 August 2016

Have You Heard of a Knitting Bug?

I think I have got it. But it's not a major one that knocks you off your feet, but still contagious and strong enough to make me go and buy some yarn. After watching the first two podcasts by Jooles of SewSweetViolet (oh, Jooles is so so sweet!), I really felt like knitting...SOCKS. Well, I have not knitted socks for something like 20 plus years, but I felt inspired to do that. This was just the beginning of the first pair of socks. Yes, first. I planned three. For now.


I chose this pretty pinkish lavender pure wool and settled on a simple pattern, just to give myself a chance to get back up to the speed I used to knit with. You won't believe me if I told you that I started this poor sock more than 10 times. I progressed as far as the middle of the heel and had to start again for various reasons. But finally I managed to finish that first sock and going to show it to you. While I was working on it, there were so many different thoughts running through my mind that I even decided to put them in a separate post that is coming soon.

This is the second pair of socks that is going to be lacy. I found the pattern in an old knitting magazine called Sandra and I love how it's turning out. This is as far as I have gotten by now.


We always knitted socks on five thin needles, but lately I have seen many people doing this on circular needles. I gave this approach a go too and I have to say, I found it very uncomfortable and tedious, so I switched back to my usual way. The only problem is that I used needles slightly too big in size for the first sock, but this is a story for my next post. Happy day! Larisa xox

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty yarn choices! I have not tried socks yet, but maybe this winter:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I cannot stay away from pink, Cindy, even when it comes to socks. :-) You should give knitting socks a try, it's almost like a meditation, very calming once you get the idea of how to knit all the parts. :-)

      Delete
  2. You've reminded me that I must finish the pair of socks I started at the start of our summer!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, that's a perfect time then, Dina. You can have your socks ready for the winter. As for me, I don't think I will need mine by the time I finish them. Hehe... xo

      Delete
  3. I have a pair of simple striped socks on my needles. I use dpns. I find socks on circular needles a bit fiddly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As much as I wanted to use the circular needles, I could not. The usual five needles approach is much faster and easier. :-) Thank you for visiting, Karmyl!

      Delete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete