I’ve taken the plunge! Yes I have, there’s no denying it! I’m learning to knit socks, on DPNs… I’ve put it off time and again, because I’ve always found the pattern instructions immensely confusing. Then, somebody on Ravelry kindly posted a couple of links for online lessons. I checked them both out and found that I could actually follow the instructions on one of them: Silver’s Sock Class. I’m now knitting the first part, heading for the heel LOL. (As an aside here, I was watching an episode of Miss Marple the other evening and I said to Jenny at one point: “Is it sad that I now understand that?”, as one of the characters said that she had been turning heels!) So far, apart from tangled fingers now and then, I think it’s progressing reasonably well:
To be honest, it’s now a few inches longer than in the photo. I’m working in Cygnet double knit, knitting-in-the-round. It will be more of an occasional WIP, as I’m doing it in between other projects.
As a distraction from the sweater, on Sunday I had a play with a knitted flower: Yarn Blossom. It only took a few minutes to do but was fun! I used double knit yarn and 3.75mm needles so it could have been smaller LOL. I got this result though:
It can be very relaxing, doing such things in the midst of major projects…