A little while ago I was chatting with a knitter friend from college on facebook and mentioned that I want to start making socks but the whole heel thing confused me. Earlier last week she asked me if I was free this past weekend and we made a plan to get together at my place.
That was a Wednesday, and I had a whole lot of pre-sock knitting to do! I had to do some deep stash diving but finally found two skeins of sock yarn I would be willing to use for my practice socks that I had purchased at the Web's tent sale a couple of years ago (point 1 for Amy using stash!). This is my first time knitting with Classic Elite yarns, and my impressions on Summer sox are not great - it is about equal parts marino and cotton with a small amount of nylon mixed in but there is no give to the yarn, and I don't find it to be very elastic.
|Cuff and SSS bag|
|A heel! A real heel!|
Now I am working my way to the toesies and realizing I am going to have to repeat the whole process for the second one but I am definitely impressed with the fact that I am making an article of clothing that fits and looks like a real sock and yeah....I might have started queuing sock patterns and looking at self striping yarn and other fun things. So many of my ravelry friends seem to have a knitting pattern in their mind for basic socks and I want to get there. I also want to learn to knit them toe up. And two at a time. But first let me finish my first beginner sock.
|Are you impressed? Cause I sure am|