Monday, 20 April 2009

Socks....ha ha

Found my third visit with the group most enjoyable, as usual. Have I mentioned that I am a novice when it comes to knitting? Haven't done anything since the age of about 18 and then not much. When I started up again, some 32 years later I could remember how to knit, but not how to cast on or cast off. Casting off wasn't a problem; I found that easy to learn again, but I could not seem to get the casting on quite right. Tracey to the rescue.....she showed me an easy, neat way to cast on which I will remember, so thanks for that and then.......starting my socks - Whoa....too many needles - Jan helped me and pointed out how I should be careful not to get them twisted, thanks Jan. Well I won't say that they are the easiest thing to knit and I have probably bitten off more than I can chew, but I hope I end up with something that I can wear and if they aren't that good, well no one sees them under your boots, ha ha. It is 11:25pm and I am on my third round and have decided to unravel it and start again as one needle looks nice and neat, but the other two really do not. plus I seem to have dropped a stitch on one needle and gained a stitch on the other needle......told you I was a novice, but I feel like a ten ear old and I KNOW that you learn more from your mistakes than anything else, so I will soldier on. Above you can just see the top of a sock knitted by Tracey and a beautiful toddler's jacket, isn't it lovely.
Here we have an almost completed sock being modelled by Judy, aren't they lovely, I just had to photograph this!


1 comment:

tracy said...

Wonderful pics carol.
Thanks for publishing them.