The S.S. Sock Sets Sail
Ready for new knitting challenges, I’ve embarked upon the holy grail — sock knitting. As you can see, I’ve managed to cast on, divide the stitches among four double-pointed needles, join, and complete two rows. Yes, the sock is tiny — it’s a miniature, a sample, a baby sock, a practice piece.
This is actually attempt #2 — I frogged the first one after accidentally skipping a needle on my way around on the third row. Hence the stopping just short of that point on this attempt.
Since I last posted here I’ve been knitting a scarf the long way, but I wasn’t in the mood for mindless knitting tonight — I wanted to do something that would engage my mind. I’ll get closer to the end of the scarf on Friday during the Derrida reading group, no doubt.
Have I abandoned tatting? By no means! I plan to complete the 25 motif challenge this summer, and I’m still hoping to make a foray into designing for the last few. But I’m loving the knitting. I see some ways to combine the two, possibly. I have so much to learn, and it’s a lot of fun to accomplish something new.