Sunday, 3 June 2007

When a sock doesn't know its place...

My sock knitting continues. As you'll note from the photo I seem to be waiting for the grafting fairy to finish them off.... Perhaps this week.






The multi-coloured socks which I previously described as 'quite the ugliest socks' have grown on me. I'm sure I can find a 10 year old to wear them.

Until now - socks have been my 'easy' knitting. The stuff I do while watching tv or while my brain is otherwise engaged.

But now I've met the mighty Bayerische -- and it has become my 'hard' knitting. The knitting that I do while sitting on my favourite chair with no distractions other than a few tunes from the radio or a CD. There are a number of 8 and 16 row charts -- and although the patterns make sense by the 2nd repeat -- I still need the guidance of the charts to keep the cables and twists moving in the right direction.

I ignored the recommendation in the pattern to use two circular needles rather than my beloved dpns -- and I'm paying the price. The pattern is FIDDLY (very) and the multiple needles really do make things harder than they should be. Worse still, one of my Addi bamboo needles (one which doesn't seem to have been made from the 'hardest part of the bamboo') has developed a curve and is quite flexible. I've got some new needles (dpns) on order.....

It's a great pattern - but I can't see myself making too many pairs of them! Perhaps a pair for my Mother for Christmas....


I seem to have acquired a library of sock books. I've quickly flicked through the pages of each - but don't have much to say about them yet. Other than that there are some great patterns and ideas to keep me knitting socks for a while yet!

1 comment:

Diane said...

Hi Soo :-) I do remember you and I'm glad you left me a calling card! Are you the same Soo I've spotted on the AY forum?

I see now why you needed those extra dpn's ;-) get grafting girl!