Ever since Matty of Lazy Bee Farm mentioned the knitting of socks on her blog I’ve been fascinated with the idea of trying to knit a pair. I’ve knitted for years but only easy projects: scarves, mittens etc.; I’ve never attempted much beyond just plain back and forth knitting. But, as I mentioned, the idea of cute socks was tempting me and I expressed that thought recently in a comment to Matty.
Well Matty decided to push me out of my comfortable contemplative stage and into the actual doing part. On my doorstep arrived a box from Lazy Bee Farm containing a beautiful beginner’s sock book and a set of teeny, tiny double pointed needles.
The book is “Getting Started Knitting Socks” by Ann Budd. It has wonderfully detailed instructions/illustrations as well as great sock photos. Very helpful and inspirational.
Did I mention that the needles were teeny tiny? The set on the left were the double pointed needles I learned on last winter while attempting some quick knit mittens. The toothpicks on the right are the needles needed to make a fine pair of socks! Yikes!
But I am hopeful that with some practice and some diligence I will be successful at this project. I’ll have Matty as my coach and cheerleader. She is a beautifully accomplished knitter who just finished this shawl pictured here - and wears hand knit socks (like these!) every day. How great is that!!
So this is my goal:
...a wearable pair of hand knit socks. But first I need to figure out how to cast 40 stitches on one of those teeny tiny needles - and then keep them there!!Uffda!