Saturday, December 16, 2006

First sock down......

I've often read over blogs such a the Yarn Harlot,http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/ Tye's MMD http://merrymunchkindesigns.blogspot.com/ , Spinning Athena http://spinningathena.blogspot.com/ and loads, loads more and admired the divine hand knitted socks. As a full-on Spinner and a happy beanie knitter I've always held hand knit socks squarely in the 'too hard basket'... but now...now thanks to Tye they're in the 'took half the night but can be done' basket.
This funny ol' sock is my first full attempt. It's made from my own handspun which I dyed and spun ages ago...(remember the Rushworth yarns?) with some gold metallic thread plied through. Tye taught me the long tail cast on method for socks, (which I photographed step by step so I could learn it later with my thinking cap on- brilliant idea!!) then lent me a cool step-by-step guide which was great. Da-daaaaa.....I did it! I actually knitted a sock! With my own yarn, too!! (allow me one little show off....hehe)
I can't tell how addictive knitting socks is...I just couldn't put it down!! hehe...and you get to look really clever, too 'cos you use four needles! I'm off to finish a tiny one I started at Tyes place...so bye for now.
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Regards, Ruth...

6 comments:

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

Well Done, Told you, you could do it! Give yourself a big pat on the back dear, you deserve it!!!
Love Tye x

Ruth.... said...

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was...hehe

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

I know the feeling!

roseys madhouse said...

WOW I wouldnt even attempt a sock as I have seen nana knitting them in the past and with the four needles lol. Isnt it warm down there though??? Is it cold enough you need socks???? lol

Little Miss Kylie said...

Great job Ruth and might I just say that the colour of your sock is gorgeous.

Ruth.... said...

hehe..thanks, Kye...pity I only had enough for one sock! I think it will be my Christmas sock...unless you know someone with only one leg that needs a sock, of course...

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