First pair of socks complete!
I am pleased to have finished my first pair. The second sock took only 1 week;an hour or two a day.
However, whilst I’m very pleased with my accomplishment they will not, sadly, be the socks I will wear day in, day out.
I bought the yarn through a crafter on etsy and I have to say it is not the softest yarn in the world. The evenness of the colour throughout the sock is a little random. Whilst I appreciate this is the charm of hand dyed yarn there is a whole block of white to the rear of one of the socks. Well, I made it fall at the rear of the sock when I saw it forming.
Frighteningly, when I washed the socks in the sink the water turned a vivid green so I would be extremely loath to wash them with my other woollens and life is too short to be washing individual pairs of socks by hand!
However I have learnt a great deal.
1. I love to use the mini circular needle and will continue in this method.
2. The first sock was made on 2.5mm dpns, the second on a 2.75mm circular needle. This has indeed made a difference to the size of the second sock and, not surprisingly to most, except myself, I have one sock slightly larger than the other.
3. Forming the toe and the heel was easy.
4. Ladders made by using the dpns disappeared completely on washing and shaping.
5. How to cast on using a method I had not previously used to keep the cuff top loose.
6. I love making socks.
In other news my daughter and I travelled to visit my parents on the North Wales this weekend.
My mother, my daughter and I crafted together in the afternoon, trying out a new craft I am loving and will share with you another day (ha!).
My daughter delved into a jewellery making kit she had received at Christmas from a cousin who knows us so well. She came up with this. A fine piece for a first attempt!
We also took a trip down to the local beach as the light was fading to view what was left of the promenade after the recent storms. So many memories of beach trips with parents and grandparents washed out to sea.
I just hope the council has the money to put it all back quickly.
Hope you had a lovely weekend and some sock making was squeezed in by those of you following KnittingSarah’s KAL
Love, Lucie xx