19 April 2012
The Sock Challenge
You remember a couple of weeks ago, I decided to take up sock knitting? Well I've made some progress.
The hardest part was getting to grips with using 5 needles. As a general rule, I find 2 are more than enough! I did buy a circular needle but I needed a bigger size, so I delved into my needle box (all my gran's and mum's old needles) and came up with a set of needles just the right size. There's definitely a knack to it, and at first I seemed to be wrestling with at least 4 of them at any one time, instead of just two! Because of this, my tension is a bit off at first, but I'm getting used to it, and was just patting myself on the back when grabbed and pulled a full needle instead of an empty one. It's empty now.................
Next exciting episode to follow when I will be, wait for it, turning a heel!