December 2, 2011
I decided to see if maybe I could pick up my sock knitting again.
Unfortunately this has never come easily for me, and it also hurts my hands. Not to mention I have mostly weaving yarns, not knitting yarns.
However, recently, a Ravelry buddy sent me some cotton and merino wool blend very fine yarn and I thought I would give it a shot again.
I decided to do my usual toe up socks on double pointed needles. I am using a traditional toe and will use some sort of short row heel. I am making my socks opposites of each other. The toe, heel, and upper trim o the cuff on each sock will the opposite color of the other.
I am using size 2 (American) needles on 56 stitches. I double stranded the yarns as I don't like teeny tiny forever knitting. This also means if I miss a thread the other one keeps the socks integrity and I am less likely to find out I dropped a stitch later on...again knitting doesn't come easily to me.
This pair will probably be just plain old stockinette till I get back into the groove of it.
Here is what I have so far. The proverbial knitting basket. Notice the little weaving in the bottom, this was done years ago on my tapestry loom. It is my own hand scoured, hand dyed with kool aide, hand spun and hand woven piece! One of my very favorites that I kept for myself.
See how the colors are opposites!
Already lots of frogging and re-knitting, but since I can rest my arm on the recliner arm rest, it doesn't hurt me as bad as the weaving. So far so good. Let's just hope they fit!
I may have to do some pine needle basket weaving also.