Tag Archives: knitting socks

Want to Learn How to Knit Socks? ;-)

 

sock book

 

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!

Joe’s Happy Feet! ;-)

joes socks 2

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! 🙂

Retro (Fruit Slices) Knit Anklets

I’ve started knitting “real” socks LOL recently (thin, sock-weight type yarns) instead of the usual worsted weight patterns I’ve tried for socks in the past.

These are called Retro Anklets and they were featured in the book: Socks, Socks, Socks. This book is a collection of patterns from a contest and these were submitted in the historical socks category, which I thought was kind of cool.

I love how they turned out in the self-striping Paton’s Stretch Socks yarn that I used.

One of the issues I had in the past knitting with DPN’s and thin yarns was being able to keep the yarn loops from slipping off the ends of the needles. It’s not really a problem with this yarn though. It has a lot of stretch and the loops stay on the needles a lot better than with other yarns I’ve tried. I use wooden DPN’s btw.

If you’d like to read more about this pattern and you have a Ravelry account,  I’ve posted these socks with my projects over there: Ravelry page.

Speaking of Ravelry if you haven’t joined yet and are a crafter, it’s a great resource. So easy to navigate and add your yarn projects too, like an online craft diary. I wasn’t that excited about joining when Ravelry was first online, but now I just love it! Lots of free patterns and tips too. And interacting with other crafters and friends is another plus.

I’m working on another pair of socks right now, these in a mix of blues, greys and rust. I’ll share when those are completed too. I’m kind of proud of myself that I’ve finally mastered “real socks” !

My mom and I were always amazed by people who had the patience and  took the time to knit socks. But now I “get it” !

There really is something special about making and wearing them. Fit so much nicer than store-boughts too. 😉

Happy Knitting!

And if you’re crafting something right now, do share.

I ♥  to hear about other blogger’s projects. 🙂