I’m back. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!
I’ve been so busy doing FUN that I’ve been off of the internet, or at least off my blog.
I’ve FINALLY finished cleaning out all my in-progress knitting projects, so I’ve got a lot to report on that front. I finished these a little while ago, but I am PLEASED to present my very first complete pair of socks. It only took me about a year, so my next step on the socks front is DEFINITELY going to be learning to knit them two at a time!
So, to learn how to knit socks on my own, of course I turned to the internet. I found a really fabulous knitter who has started a series of sock tutorials with really detailed photos and step-by-step instructions that guide you infallibly through turning your first heels and closing the toe in a way that leaves no trace of any hand-knitting. She’s awesome, and these tutorials are great. What’s better than a handmade gift with no evidence of its handmade-ness but the love that went into it!
I actually started these so long ago that I can’t remember the specs of the yarn, but I know it was sock-weight, and came in a ball that was intended to be exactly the right size to complete a pair of socks.
They are wool, and the yarn was self-striping. Definitely an interesting color combo. Haha.