Wednesday, June 04, 2008
At any rate, enough complaining! I'd rather show you my first sock!!
I know, for most of you, sock knitting is definitely old hat. No, old shoe. Oh, whatever! You get my drift. Most of you have been knitting socks forever! However, I just didn’t feel the need to slip my toe into the, um, err, sock, until recently. And by recently, I mean while trying to pack for my business/pleasure trip to Europe where I was having to make decisions such as, second suit or second shawl project (just in case I finish the first)? Really, on this last trip I think I faced the conundrum of “how much yarn is too much yarn in one’s carry-on” head on!
Yeah, so, I figured it was time to make small projects part of my repertoire. I should be more specific. Small projects that are challenging and not necessarily able to be finished in a few hours need to become part of my repertoire. Hence, socks. I may need to throw a few glove projects into the mix here and there as well. Regardless, I will be toting less yarn around from airport to airport. Of this I am sure. Well, I think I’m sure anyway. This actually could mean a carry-on filled with loads of sock yarn!
Anyway, I made a sock. I’m sure that you sock knitters recognize the pattern I am using. Yep, I’m knitting a pair of Jaywalkers! In addition, I am using yarn from my stash which happens to be Sock Garden from Knit Picks. I don’t even think they offer this yarn anymore. It’s got to be a couple of years old. However, I’ve got enough of this colorway to finish the pair, so no worries.
Not bad eh?
I am definitely enjoying the process of making socks. This may even lead to a few sock designs of my own…
And yes, I still owe you all a post about Paris. Stay tuned.
Posted by Regina Rioux at 12:09 PM