Monday, May 9, 2011
socks are a healing thing
Note: for those of you who like to know - the first socks I knit were guided entirely by my friend, Susan Wakefield. Her formula if you like. Then I got about four hundred sock books out of the library -seriously, at least twelve! Then I found one I thought I could handle - it is all about the numbers for me so... I used this book - Homespun Handknit by Amy Clarke Moore and the project is self-striping socks by Kathleen Taylor. So, I didn't use handspun, I used bits and bobs of regular weight wool - probably mostly Cascade as I am mad for that. I used bigger needles - 3.75mm. (not 3mm & 3.25mm). I striped when I felt like it. .And the turn was slightly different than Susan's and I just want to try a bunch of different things so I will know how the whole thing works. So. I am triumphant! Now, will I be able to knit another to match it? Stay tuned....and if you have an easy fun sock pattern, do tell!
Sock update! : When I wrote this first I thought the heel pattern was different than the one I used first. Well, it was but I also read it wrong so my heels won't match - hopefully no one will notice! It was weird though because I totally read it wrong and almost read it wrong twice! Tricksy.
I like this pattern and will definitely use it again as a basic sock...