My first Socks
So at first, for many years, I had no desire to knit socks. Then more recently, I’ve become more intrigued by the idea. But I was too chicken to give it a try, because reading instructions for socks seemed so confusing. I found so many websites talking about all this math, and measurements, and whatnot, and it intimidated me. Also, knitting is something I largely do in the car or in quick bits here and there, so I tend to stick to relatively simple patterns.
But then a group of mamas I know decided to start up a knitting/fiber arts group. More on that later. And just before our first meeting, it was suggested that we all try the same project – BroadRipple socks from Knitty. So a very kind friend got me the yarn and needles and I got to work. Originally, we were learning to knit two socks at a time using the magic loop method, but with a newborn and needing to knit in brief moments, I just couldn’t keep track of where I was, so I switched to double points and whipped out my first sock in a matter of about a week and a half. The heel was not as hard as I feared, in fact it was not hard at all.
Now I am working diligently on the second sock. It’s going slower. (I had the benefit of spending massive quantities of time in the rocker holding the sleeping or nursing baby in her first week to get the first sock done. Plus, I have to finish needlepointing Miss G’s Christmas stocking, and that project takes priority!)