This past week, I’ve been knitting socks…oh my they are addictive, so much so I’ve done nothing more on my Victorian Spring Scarf and instead I’ve been knitting these wonderful little socks called Jelly Bean Baby Socks. These were recommended to by by Kepanie when I asked what would be a good sock to start of with. They were perfect, just ideal and I fear they may have ignited a tiny little spark of loving to knit socks.
|One Jelly Bean Sock complete|
I chose a purple Rowan Cotton yarn as it was closest in gauge to what was required, I did just move up from a 4mm to 4.5mm needle to give me the correct gauge. I cast on and divided the stitches and then totally had a silly moment…I was looking at the fourth dpn and was wondering at which point I used this..rofl and only after knitting with the three did a light bulb suddenly go off in my head and I realised doh I needed it to make them into a round, some days I really don’t know where my head is at and you’d certainly never have guessed I’d spent the last 4 months knitting scarves in the round !… Well after this moment I seemed to fly at them and consulted a few online photos around the heel, and gusset forming bits to make sure I was heading in the right direction and before I knew it I was doing the kitchener stitch and hey presto one LITTLE sock knitted and one BIG ole happy dance !
The second sock is nearly up at the forming the toe part and then it to is complete and Elizabeth shall have a pair of socks ! Woo Hoo..*another happy dance. This was one major goal for me this year to knit a sock and I’m just thrilled to have done it and now I can look up more sock patterns and yarns and fulfill the rather large order of knitted socks that has come in from hubby and the children ! I guess I know what they are now going to have as part of their Xmas pressies this year lol !
|One and a bit of a sock lol|
|Again the completed sock, isn’t if fab lol|
This evening will finish off the second sock and I’ll have photos next week of Elizabeth modelling them lol. I think this week I shall work some more on the scarf on my needles as I’d really like to see this finished this month to keep me on track with other gifts that need stitching. I shall also be browsing my list and yarn stash to see whats next for casting on !
If any of you have any other great sock patterns for me to try out please do say I’d love to hear about them ? Also now that I seemed to have conquered socks I think gloves and mittens shall now be on the list to conquer !
Dishcloth challenge on Thursdays and thank you all for your wonderful comments last week as always they make me smile and I enjoy reading them tremendously.