Surely, I have mentioned before that my tastes run parallel to most 3 year olds? Back when Interweave Knits was pairing all of the sweaters with Crinoline and taffeta -- I had to make all of those sweaters and wished I could get away with the outfit. Pattern tights are one of my favorite things to wear (although I admit to not being that wonderfully eccentric or creative to pull off the look so I don't do it very often) and fun socks... well, I love fun socks.
I learned to knit socks because a friend of mine who was a fairly new knitter wanted to knit socks. I found a pattern and just made sure I stayed ahead of her in the knitting so that I could advise her as she got to the next section. Then another knitting friend was having trouble with a pattern for socks - it was toe up and so I took it upon myself to learn to knit that way so that I could help her learn to knit socks and for a long while we met every Sunday at the local Panera Bread and knit socks (or mostly she knit socks and I worked on whatever I was working on, she has made a lot of socks) for what we called Sock Sunday. I taught Wendy to make socks and she ended up with three socks none of which were the same and none of which fit (to her credit she has since made many successful socks pairs).
Well, I started the year with 4 pair of hand knit socks (I have made an additional two pair which were gifted). This is clearly not enough. How can a person get through the week with only 4 pairs of hand knit socks? Last year I set a goal to knit a pair a month and my first pair took more than 6 months so this year the goal is a bit more realistic -- 6 pairs for the year -- averaging a pair every two months. I am off to a good start at I finished up a pair of socks on January 3. (I have given up on getting a good photo)
- Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A.
- Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns in Walk in the Woods
- Started: August 12, 2007
- Finished: January 3, 2008
- Notes: The pattern is well written but I think on more than one occasion I was thrown off by the shifting of the stitches before the next repeat and may or may not have fixed it. I kept forgetting and it would effect the ridges so I would tear out or make it make sense for me which isn't noticeable but is likely not true to pattern.
And there is another pair that is halfway finished if I can just remember the cast on...