November 2, 2010

Hand Knitted Socks

Hand knitted socks! I love to knit them, I love to wear them. What I don't love is.....
making one sock on the regular double pointed needles and then having to make another sock just like the first. It is kind of like de ja vou, like a been there and done that type of feeling. If it has been any length of time between the making of the two socks then I have to remember if I made any changes to the pattern on the first sock. Yikes! I decided to try a different method, making both socks on circular needles at the same time. This way, when you are finished you are finished! I like that idea. I bought the books Knitting Circles Around Socks and Knitting More Circles Around Socks. The directions look pretty easy to follow and I have read that many have had success with these books. Why did I buy both books? Well, the second book has the knitting from the toe up method which is another thing I want to learn. The yarn just kind of flew into my virtual shopping cart when I ordered the circular knitting needles. That is my story and I am sticking to it! 

So far I have just knitted socks on the DPNs (double pointed needles) from the cuff down. In fact, I have a pair that I am working on right now on the DPNs. That is what you see in the lower left hand corner of the photo. Will I finish that pair before I start a new one? Yes, I will and this is the reason why - they aren't for me! They are a gift for a friend. I wanted to give my bff two pairs of socks for her birthday because she loves wearing them as much as I do. I didn't have the socks made in time, so I gave her the yarn. She understood and gladly gave the yarn back to me. :) I have three socks made and the last sock is on the needles. I will not allow myself to start the two at a time socks until I have that last sock made. I am afraid that if I allow myself to put the sock aside I won't get that third sock made in time for my friends birthday next year!  I guess I had better get knitting because I can't wait to make some more socks!