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Socks!!

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2016, 21:02
by p.penn
Well, I am trying something absolutely new to me now, sock making, and I know it sounds a bit sad, but I am SOOoooo excited!! )c(

I am joining in with Winwick Mum's Sockalong and can't wait for my sock wool to arrive )c( )c( )c(

It was a photo of a drawer full of hand made socks that did it for me! Beautiful multi coloured socks of gorgeousness!!!

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2016, 21:20
by jemberelli
I can't knit but if I could I would definitely join in with this! It looks absolutely fabulous - can't wait to see your finished socks! I love, love, love funky socks! Really looking forward to seeing your progess )t'

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2016, 21:30
by p.penn
To be honest Jem, my knitting skills are somewhat dodgy!! I hope there's not too much counting as I'm not great at concentrating! The thing that has inspired me most of all is the comments. Everyone seems so enthusiastic and helpful. :-D

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2016, 22:49
by Mo
Reminds me of when I was a student. There was a scheme where we visited a pensioner in the Potteries (not sure what good we thought that did).
I was at Keele for 4 years and 2 of us visited the same lady (together at first, then when we were busier with exams we took turns)
She was a beautiful knitter. My friend supplied her with wool to knit socks for her father.
But over that time.....
The last creation which I had kept for a while* had a toe at both ends and several mini heels.
Hope yours works out better.


* My sister claimed it to use as a visual aid in a children's sermon, to illustrate the need for a pattern in our lives

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 31 Jan 2016, 11:22
by albertajune
Something that I have recently thought will use up various wools that I have. I haven't knitted socks for years but you have now made up my mind to do it. )t'

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 01 Feb 2016, 14:40
by p.penn
That's great June! There's a really good pic by pic tutorial on her website if you need a refresher!!

I am hoping my wool will arrive in a day or two so I can get going!

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 04 Feb 2016, 10:53
by p.penn
This is my progress so far! I'm afraid you are going to get loads of updates on this as it's a huge challenge for me and I am way, way too excited! :oops:

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Knitting isn't really my thing, but after a very rocky start (and two more!) I am now on the easy bit. I say easy, but I am finding it hard using such small needles (2.5mm) as I am used to jumbo ones! I seem to knit and knit for hours and make 1cm of fabric {rofwl} I literally spent about 9 hours on these yesterday, but I am finding using the sock yarn absolutely fascinating, and cant wait to see them. I am hoping they will fit, but they may be a little big. If they are, they will be bedsocks!

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 04 Feb 2016, 11:27
by jemberelli
I for one am really looking forward to your updates, the more the merrier! Looking good so far - I love the colours! They are going to be one funky pair of socks, perfect - just as they should be!!

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2016, 18:10
by p.penn
Bit of an update! Just tried them on to see how much more to knit!! I am soooo excited!! )c(

I have to say this hasn't been without incident!! I have got completely flummoxed several times, but with online help, managed to get it sorted )c(

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Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2016, 18:41
by jemberelli
Yay, they are fabulous! Looking good Helen, you must be chuffed to bits! )t'

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2016, 19:40
by p.penn
Yes, have to say that I am! Never ever thought I would make (or have any interest in making) socks, but it goes to show that we never know what is round the corner to amuse ad delight us! :-D

I still have to do the tricky toe decrease, which is known as wrestling the hedgehog! {rofwl} {hog} and the last grafting row called Kitchener stitch, which apparently is a nightmare {rofwl} So watch this space!

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2016, 19:45
by nicklincs
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Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2016, 18:24
by p.penn
'Wrestling the hedgehog {hog}'

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Finally, the finished sock! Yay!! )c(

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Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2016, 23:58
by jemberelli
Woohoo!! Fantastic job & what great colours! I have been stalking this thread - more please!!! )like(

Re: Socks!!

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2016, 10:10
by p.penn
Thanks so much Jem!! I can't wait to start the second one! My daughter now has my circular needle as she wants to try, so I must wait for my needles to arrive in the post! :-D