Flying Sock Flash!!!
Sunday, February 19, 2017 by Sharon xx
This is just a quick flying sock flash so I can show you my finished Super Sonic Crochet socks. Click on the images above to see a larger version. They took me quite a while to make, not because they were tricky, but because I kept finding other projects to distract me along the way. Now I know that NONE of you hookers and knitters out there EVER have more than one project on the go at a time do you?? Ahem!! They did take some working out however, mainly to customise them to fit AND to make sure the second sock was the same as the first. This is another downside to not making them both at the same time ~ you forget what you did!! I must remember to make better notes as I go next time. Luckily I was able to work out what I’d done the first time around without too much difficulty. They are identical and a really good, comfortable fit which speaks volumes for the great quality of the pattern. I think if I made another pair they’d be a lot quicker now I know what I’m doing, and probably only take a couple of days if I put my mind to it.
I’m still looking forward to casting on some knitted socks though and I’ve been practicing today. I can cast on, cast off, knit, purl and do ribbing of varying widths. I even manged to rescue a dropped stitch and intentionally rip some out and re-do it without a hitch. This is partly due to a rather excellent book I bought yesterday at Hobbycraft called the, ‘Ultimate Knitting Bible’ by Sharon Brant [I’ll put all links below as usual]. I got 25% off due to being a loyalty card holder which was an unexpected result. The book deals with what to do when you make a mistake, which is what I struggle with most, as well as a very comprehensive guide to anything and everything you need to know about knitting.
Right, that’s me, I’m off for a bath before ‘Call the Midwife’ starts. . . .take care everyone and have a great week. Hugs xxx