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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