YOP Update

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.

Happy knitting,

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19 Responses to YOP Update

  1. Tonya says:

    Those socks are so cute. Congrats on learning a new skill!

  2. Faith says:

    Great socks….I've seen a little flurry of first time sock knitters recently all bitten by the bug. Not sure about knitting socks myself, but love the variegated sock yarns….mind I also like your purple ones too!

  3. Kim says:

    That little sock is adorable and well done you! I am just about done with my first pair of mittens-(fingerless) and I must say it has been a fun project-so much so that I am casting on a new pair today. Next month the mystery KAL is a sock pattern, so maybe I will finally conquer my fear of socks!*smiles*

  4. Tricia says:

    So so so cute are those socks, and well done Ruth on your first make, I've yet to start my second sock, hopefully this evening

  5. Renee Anne says:

    Socks truly are addictive…go ahead, ask me how I know πŸ™‚

  6. SoCal Debbie says:

    Wow! I admire your talent, Ruth! I can't wait to see the mittens and gloves!

  7. Linda says:

    Wow Ruth. I love it. Your kids are going to want 10 pairs each. lol I have not been brave enough to try and knit socks. (My feet are too big)Linda

  8. Joysze says:

    Love your socks, Ruth. Color's so pretty!

  9. sandy says:

    Cotton can be so much harder to work with then wool, did you feel like it made the project harder?

  10. Oh Ruth, I β™₯ them. The color is beautiful and Elizabeth will look fabulous in them. πŸ™‚ Wowie zowie, onto gloves and mittens?? You are great! πŸ˜‰ I'll be looking for little Elizabeth!

  11. Keri says:

    I love Rowan. It is a nice yarn to knit with. Can't wait to see the pair!

  12. Keri says:

    BTW – Have you given any thought to setting up a Rav group for the dishcloth challenge? I've had some people express interest in joining in on the fun.If you're interested let me know. It's super easy to start a group. I could have it up in running in a few minutes. I would put both of us down as group admins. It would be a fun way to share patterns and encourage other knitters who may not be bloggers to join in the fun.Drop me a line.

  13. Nicola says:

    Socks are great fun to knit and a great way to use up left over wool. Congratulations on mastering a new skill.

  14. Mouse says:

    ohhh well done and if you get chance I take a size 5/6 and any colour will do not fussy πŸ˜‰ love mouse xxxxx

  15. If you can make socks, then mitts will be a breeze! Cute socks. I'd immediately cast on another pair, but that's just my sock-knitting obsession speaking πŸ™‚

  16. Kepanie says:

    Hooray, hooray!!!You tried the pattern. I love how you got bit by the sock bug. Isn't Susan the greatest in instructions? She doesn't leave anything out.Now that you've done this pair, you can move onto other sock patterns!

  17. Thoeria says:

    What cute socks!! I want a pair please πŸ™‚ Size 6 should be just about right πŸ˜€

  18. lanybleu says:

    Your socks are fantastic, they look so cosy..

  19. jennilynn says:

    Where did you get the pattern for the socks? I just finished my first pair of socks and have fallen in love with knitting them.

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