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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Socks by Hook

I recently bought the book, "Knit One, Purl Two, In Crochet" and decided to try it on a sock pattern that I like.

Using some Sassy Stripes yarn that was bought before everyone ran out of it, this is the first completed sock.

This pair fits well, and are comfortable.  So now pairs 2, 3, and 4 are on my hooks.  I am working on pair #3 until it is finished, then will move on to the next pair.  Normally I have only one pair working at the time, but misjudged the size and made the start of one pair too large, so set them aside for someone else, and started another pair for myself.  Pair #3 is for our daughter.

And then I started a pair for another friend, thus winding up with four pairs of socks in various stages of completion

I've seen that I like working on both socks of a pair, at the same time, so that when one sock is completed the second is not far behind..  It's easier for me to not wind up with several single socks with no mate by working them this way . . .  Since FMS has set its claws in me, my attention span can be good, or it can be about the same as a gnat's~

Thanks to two efriends, I have been led to discover square knitting needles~  I had to stop knitting several years ago due to arthritis/carpal tunnel in both hands/wrists.  But the square needles make it doable for me again.  They are easier to hold and even pick up the yarn easier.  Weird but true.  For the double-strand slippers we  like, I got a pair of #10 needles from Kollage.  Later I want to get two pair of square wood needles from a seller on ebay, Coker Yarn - Knit Bin.  I like the Kollage needles, but just want to try the wooden ones as well.

Learning lots of new things in my sixties!  And it's fun!

What are YOU learning and what's is on YOUR hooks and needles?

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