Sunday, March 22, 2009

I knitted a sock

Finally I knitted a whole sock! About the second thing I tried to knit was a sock but I didn't have much success. I decided maybe I should knit some simpler things first. I knitted scarves and lots of dishcloths. Then a sock class was offered at the local yarn store CE Designs. I started over about six times, it was very frustrating but Cheri is a great teacher and I kept trying. I had a lot of trouble with the heel and she helped me so I could keep on. Our last class was today and I started knitting the toe today and finished tonight. My next challenge, the second sock!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spinning and Learning to Knit Socks

I'm taking a class at the local yarn shop and my first sock is in the making. I had a difficult time getting started and I couldn't tell wrong side from right side but all these things you learn as you go so my first sock will look rather funny but I'm making a sock.

When I started spinning I bought the book Spin to Knit and in that book are a pair of socks I fell in love with. One of my goals once I learned to spin was learning to knit socks which has proven to be a long process since I didn't know how to knit to begin with. The first thing I learned to knit was a dishcloth and I've made many since but I sent one to my cousin and she requested coasters so I finished these sent them to her today.

I finished spinning the yarn in trade for my slippers and I love how it turned out. It still reminds me of a forrest.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

New wool

My newest purchases. The green in the lower right is punta wool, I bought from Alaska, the other green is corriedale. The ecru is Wensleydale and the multi colored is Romney. I'm trying out different kinds of wool. This will keep me busy for awhile.

I am working on this corriedale wool. I love these colors. It reminds me of a forest.