Thursday, July 25, 2013

Knit One....

.... need to knit another!


I have played around with knitting since I was 12 years old. My mother taught me how to knit and through the years I have gone on knitting jags. I've made a few scarves, lots of hats, a sweater or two and a pair of mittens... that weren't quite right. I have always wanted to knit socks as I love wool socks in the winter.
While we were in McCall, ID I came across a knitting shop, called Keep Me in Stitches. I wandered around fingering the beautiful yarns and ogling the knit pieces on display and those for sale.

I asked Lynda, the shop owner, about knitting socks. She told me her job was to help folks like me. She went right to work, picking a basic pattern, and then we perused the yarn. I settled for a wild colored merino wool and nylon blend, with a little bling. Lynda insisted on supervising my work, from casting on, to turning the heel and picking up the gusset. I had to leave town before Lynda could oversee my piecing the toe together with the Kitchner stitch, but I was able to follow the instructions and accomplish the task, (even using a toothpick with the yarn taped to it to take the place of the tapestry needle I didn't have with me!) Lynda didn't get to see my finished masterpiece, so I decided to post it here.

Thanks, Lynda! I did it! Sock #2 is on the needles!

4 comments:

  1. Looks SUPER!!!!! Great job!!!!! I wouldn't have the patients to do this.

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  2. What a pretty sock, it would be shame to hide it in a boot! I'm so old, I learned to knit in school, where I managed to accomplish a pair of socks. Wool also, and I still have them and wear them here in the winter. That's as far as my knitting career went. But I can see you have a real talent and I bet you will continue now and make more pretty things.

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  3. Your sock stripes are amazingly!! How nice to find someone to help you with your project. I am not a knitter (altho I wish I was) got as far as one solid blue mitten, made back in my youth. Interesting where the pattern changes direction and comes together on your sock. Looks hard. These will be so fun to wear!!

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