The S.S. Sock Sets Sail

sock outset 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.

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3 Comments on “The S.S. Sock Sets Sail”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Drat! You got to sock knitting before I could…guess I’ll have to step it up!


  2. Oh no, the sock cult has got you!

    I’m very curious to hear about your experiences knitting socks.


  3. LOL Mark and I just talked about the sock cult. You’re not in until you finish a pair. Then we’ll work on Mark.


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