Sock it to me..

May 18th, 2008

I’ve still been (slowly) working on my first sock, I’m actually really pleased with how it’s coming along and how it’s looking.  Having not been able to make it along to my usual Stitch N’ Bitch group for the past couple of months I’d just left the sock sitting there as I was too scared to move on the next step (the gusset & gusset shaping) on my own, without any help and guidance.

However a couple of weeks ago I came over all brave, took the plunge picked the sock up and had a go.  I have now successfully (I think!) completed the gusset and gusset shaping and am now onto the foot so should be finishing my first sock very soon :) (then onto the next one to make a pair!)

I’m still thinking it would have been wiser for me to make a pair of baby socks first, at least they’d be finished by now!

Socks & Books

February 7th, 2008

Well not exactly as it says in the title as there’s still only one sock! I did some more work on my first sock yesterday at the Stitch N’ Bitch group I go to, I was up to the point where I was to start the heel flap and was very lost (as I’m not a very experienced knitter…. yet!) but Ann (our resident sock expert) helped me out and pointed me in the right direction, now it’s going fine (tho the sock in general could be neater in parts, but looking pretty good for a first go I think) and looks like it will continue until I get to the gusset when it’ll be time to call on the lovely Ann again :)

Today in my lunch break I decided to treat myself to a couple of craft-y books, so I bought one on how to make your own clothes and another one which has all sorts of various craft items/idea’s/patterns in it. The range of knitting books wasn’t very inspiring so I didn’t buy any of those. I was naughty tho and ordered a couple more books when I got home from work as Waterstones didn’t have the book I’d had my eye on on Amazon the night before. I’ll post pics of these once they arrive.

And so I’ll leave you with a picture of the sock so far and the 2 books I got.

Sock Update

September 23rd, 2007

I thought I’d post a photo of my progress on the 1st ever sock. I think it’s coming along ok, well good enough for a first try anyway :)

I’m still on the easy bit right now, I think I’m gonna struggle when it gets to the heel flap!!

Hot Head

September 11th, 2007

After the success of the baby hat I decided to make an adult one for Chris using the “Hot Head” pattern from Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitters Handbook.

I used Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky in Brite Blue and Seafoam (I let him choose his own colours). The result, I think was pretty good :) The seam at the back isn’t the best ever (but not the worst) and it’s at the back anyway.. I impressed myself with how quickly and easily I knitted this up. I think Chris was impressed too!

My next project (which I’m 9 rows in to as we speak) is the Sock It To ‘Em Starter Kit (ordered from Get Knitted along with the Lambs Pride). It’s my first time using DPN’s and I found it VERY tricky and awkward at first but it is getting easier. I have started to think maybe socks/using DPN’s is a bit over ambitious for a 3rd project (and for me being the beginner that I am) but I’m going to give it go and luckily I do have the help of my Mum (an experienced knitter) to hand if I really get stuck!