19 April 2012

The Sock Challenge


Episode 1

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.................


Aaargh!

Next exciting episode to follow when I will be, wait for it, turning a heel! 

9 comments:

  1. Oh lord, I would have an eye so fast if I attempted to manage all those needles at the same time!!

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  2. Gordon Bennnett! Dont think I'd ever attempt it without a bendy needle. Good luck sortin out your unintended needle emptying!

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  3. I struggle with two needles !

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  4. Oh my mum knits socks this way - kilt hose usually. I'm kind of glad at times for that wool allergy ;o)

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  5. I`ve finally given up on knitting - tried again last week, received an exciting email, jumped up and down and sat on and broke a bamboo needle. It could have been nasty!

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  6. Turning a heel sounds exciting. I am following along to see if I want to try it because this sweater is taking way too long!

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  7. Attagirl! So glad you've finally made it to socks. When you turn your first heel and it works it's SO satisfying. I remember I nearly fell off my chair with shock! (You mean I did that? Little me? Wow!)

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  8. so sorry ...BUT... I laugh every time I think of you "wrestling" with the needles and the sock!! Keep going x

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