Like Toad, in the Wind and the Willows, when he discovered motor cars.
Just like that...Only for knitting socks.
Stop the presses, I need to learn how to knit. Socks.
So, from Thanksgiving, that has been my obsession.
I did have the general idea, of how to knit, from sometime in my life, and I must have tried it out at some point...Maybe Brownies? There seemed to be some element of muscle memory with how I tension the yarn. It is kind of a wacky cat's cradle thing my left hand wanted to do to carry the yarn. So I let it. But the actual how to wrap the yarn and do the stitches, I really did have to learn from scratch.
Thanks to so many excellent YouTube tutorials, I did it!
Special thanks to my knitting teachers: Cat Bordhi, Staci Perry (Very Pink Knits), Tina Robbins (BloomingKnitter), Liat Gat (KnitFreedom), and Elizzza (Nadelspiel).
So how did I do?
First pair! Thank you for my large footed children.
Toe-up, sweet tomato heel.
Toe-up, sweet tomato heel, syncopation socks for the pattern.
3rd pair, toe-up, Bubbles Down the Drain socks, sweet tomato heel again.
4th pair, child's toe-up, sweet tomato heel socks for my youngest.
4th of July socks.
And a pair of the same for me! #5
6th pair, in progress.
These were actually supposed to be my first pair! lol It did take a bit to work myself down to size 0 needles. The pattern is out of a book called The Knitter's Book of Socks. Super cool. Super great beautiful yarn. I love it.
I also knit this beautiful pattern from Nadelspiel Medici sock
Just the one so far. I just made it up into a mitt because I wanted to try to figure out the pattern.
This glossary came in super handy.
I also knit a moebius scarf (no picture, gifted) and and am almost done with a Sontag shawl, which is this:
So there it is and there you have it folks!