Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Sock knitting!

So I have started my journey into the wonderful world of knitting socks! First up was a visit to the local craft shop for some double pointed needles. It's an interesting little shop which unfortunately is soon to be no more. Anyway, the very nice lady sold me some needles. Now I'm not sure but I think the packet was quite old, if anyone can tell me the approximate age of these I would be very interested to know...

Having got some needles I started with a ball of scrap wool, just to get the feel of working with 3 needles instead of 2. Hmm, well it seemed to be going ok until I realised I was working inside out! Ooops! Thank goodness for Google - soon sorted myself out! Little bit later and things were going well enough to try the real thing with my hand-dyed yarn from Blottedcopybook. Wasn't long though before I could see that needles and yarn were not well matched and the size just wasn't going to be big enough.

So attempt number 2 was abandoned and the hand dyed yarn put aside until I know I've got the right pattern and needles for it. In the meantime I'm going to try and actually get to finish at least one sock (though 2 would be preferable) so that I have some idea of what I'm doing! Third time lucky maybe?

4 comments:

Glamglass said...

Love that orange and browns yarn!
Had enough of Buttons then??

Gill said...

It's lovely yarn isn't it! I have a backlog of buttons that I'm gradually adding to my shop! ;)

gaffergirls.com said...

hi Gill...
love the fiber & glass
mona & the girls

Vonnie said...

With that yarn you're going to want a 4.5mm or 5mm needle - that's what I use when I'm knitting longies and it creates a nice fabric that's not ridiculously thick.

Glad you like it though! I like the way it's knitting up :) Can't wait to see what you make with it.