Posts Tagged ‘Socks’
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
Super Sonic Crochet Socks Pattern by Kathryn Senior
Ultimate Knitting Bible by Sharon Brant
Have you seen all that delicious sock yarn out there? All those wonderful colours and combinations. I’m not a knitter, on no I’m not. However, I really, REALLY want to knit socks. How hard can it be? I appear to have ordered some knitting tools and some 4ply sock yarn. I’m going to be following Winwick Mum on her knitting blog ~ she did a Sock-a-Long back in May of 2015 and, although that’s long finished, the free [and very comprehensive] advice and step-by-step pattern is still available [see photo above]. There is also a closed group on Facebook for anyone wishing to join me on my sock adventure. Christine [aka Winwick Mum] also has a rather lovely page of free patterns available for those of you who are a few steps ahead of me in the knitting department. It’s all win, win from where I’m sitting.
Update on my crochet socks is that I have one toe left to do and then they’re finished. I’ll place a link to the pattern below. I’ll be interested to see how different it is to knit a pair and how much different they look once finished. Always assuming I do actually finish knitting a pair and don’t succumb to that terrible disease, ‘Single Sock Syndrome’.
Happy hooking and knitting all ~ every blessing!! xx
Link as promised ~ Super Sonic Crochet Socks Pattern
We have, what appears to be, the start of a sock!! I’m really pleased with it so far and the pattern has been really simple to follow. See THIS post for the pattern.
It’s been a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. Lots of birthday meals out and time spent with family. I’ve consumed far more than my fair share of chocolate too. I hope you’ve all had a super few days and enjoyed the extra day if you got the Monday off too.
It’s arrived already, the solid coloured 4ply sock yarn in Drops Fabel Blue  and Apple Green . The green is a lot more vivid in real life, the photo’ really doesn’t do it justice. Also my lovely new 2.5mm Clover Armour hook. Wool Warehouse really do give an amazing customer service and super speedy delivery. I didn’t pay for anything other than regular postage and two days later it’s on the door mat. Impressive!!
So, no excuses now as I have everything I need to start my journey into the land of socks…..
Photo’ courtesy of Deramores
Well, I’m beyond excited to share that the lovely Kathryn Senior from Crafternoon Treats is trialing her own crocheted sock pattern over at Deramores, starting immediately and being released at weekly intervals over the next three weeks or so. So if, like me, knitting is a complete enigma to you but you’ve been watching with serious envy all those beautiful socks being knitted from the absolutely delicious sock yarns, then this is YOUR MOMENT! The pattern calls for 4ply sock yarn [I may have the odd ball of that, one or two, maybe more], a 3mm and a 2.5mm hook…..!! The image above is THE socks.
You can also find Kathryn’s lovely Facebook, group, ‘The Crafternooners’ HERE. It really is a super group with very few rules other than ‘be nice’. I belong to it so I can vouch for the niceness [is that a word?] of all the members, so pop over and join us.
Just had to share that because all the good things in life are made better for having shared them.
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