May 24, 2007

joined the sock knitting club

I love socks. I've always loved buying fun socks. But I've been knitting for almost 5 years and have never knit socks. I've even bought sock yarns.... just didn't get around to knitting them. But after knitting 2 pairs of endpaper mits (I'll get photos posted this weekend) I discovered that I love knitting small projects on tiny needles. So I cast on for Grumperina's Jaywalker socks a couple days ago. I'm to the heel flap on the first sock. LOVING it! This is a pretty easy pattern so far. 2 row repeat that goes pretty quickly. We'll see how I do with turning the heel and doing the instep stuff. But I think if I just follow the directions I should be ok. But I do see how the sock knitting could be addictive.... if I didn't have yarn for so many other projects I might have been in trouble :) And I'm using some Cherry Tree Hill Supersock yarn I bought about 3 years ago for this pair. I don't have the yarn label in front of me but the color is like a tropical oil puddle. Charcoal, dark brown, bright blue, teal, and mossy green.


Tara said...

Congrats on knitting your first socks! I was like you--bought sock yarn for a long time before I ever attempted my first pair of socks. They're the perfect traveling project and there are so many gorgeous handpainted sock yarns out there. Plus there's just something nice about knitting with tiny needles. Makes me feel downright dainty.

Turning the heel and the instep is easy squeasy. If you get stuck let me know I have loads of helpful links from when I was knitting my first pair

I should knit those jaywalkers sometime--the pattern looks fun

Quail Hill Knits said...

Hey Amber -- Just an alert. When I clicked on the next button on the Pacific Northwest Fiber Bloggers your site came up as "under review for possible terms of use violations" and wouldn't let me in. I ended up typing in the blog address to get to this site. Are you aware of this issue?