I’ve done a lot of knitting and crocheting over the years.
Shawls, blankets, sweaters, gloves,hats…..
I’ve loved every minute of these creative pursuits.
But there is nothing quite like making REAL socks for the first time, for the ultimate knit satisfaction!😊
Unfortunately, many novice knitters in particular are very intimidated by the steps involved in making that first sock.
That’s where a really good how-to sock guide, book, site or video can be invaluable.
Unfortunately, one of my favorite how- to sock guides by Sandra Harris, is NO longer available at Amazon.😔
But there ARE plenty of resources out there for the wannabe sock knitter. It is a lifelong knitting skill SO worth learning.
RAVELRY is a great place to start.
Sign up is free and easy, if you’re not already a member. A fun and worthwhile place to visit, with a multitude of resources, for knitters at all levels.
And with 🎄 Christmas 🎄 only weeks away, this is a great time to start thinking about those perfect handmade 🎁🎁.
Socks Made With ❤ Are SO Special!
If you do, stop by My Real Life Reviews to read my new review of this Ebook.
This one is a keeper! 😉
Happy Sock Knitting and Weekend!
I ♥ making handmade gifts for people I ♥ !
And I have made quite a few knitted goodies for Joe over the years, including the socks pictured above, which were a Christmas gift this year. He likes them, a lot!
If you’ve never had a hand knit pair of socks, you’ve been missing out. No store-boughts can compare! 😉
Here’s a link to the yarn I used. This is a very simple, basic pattern but they came out nicely, in this variegated yarn.
Did you make/give any handmade gifts this past Christmas?
And if you are making something right now, do share!
I love to hear about craft projects in progress or completed.
Happy Crafting! 🙂
If you ever wanted to try sock knitting but were intimidated by the process, you might want to check out this free ebook/doc from Interweave:
I looked it over and it seems to be very well explained.
I already knit socks and love it! It can be a bit daunting the first time around but what fun when you learn to turn the heel and after that, it’s piece of cake!
And there’s nothing nicer to wear on your footsies than handmade socks. A great gift idea too, so special.
Hope this is helpful
PS: If you’re a crafter, do share what you’re making right now, I’d love to hear about it! 🙂
PSS: The socks in the photo are a pair that I made, not from this tutorial.
A bit more than you’d probably want to tackle for a “first sock project”. 😉
PSSS: If you already are an experienced sock knitter, click through to check out this gorgeous sock pattern from Willow Yarns.
Wow, I don’t know if I’m up for that much of a challenge, but I sure like how these look!