Saturday, July 08, 2006

First Sock (& Other Wonders)

Lots going on in the knitting world for me lately. I am finding myself wanting to knit rather than do anything else! I love learning new stitches and trying new patterns. I even completed my first sock last Friday. I am so excited! I used the baby sock pattern on, and followed the video from Amy Finlay's web site CD I had purchased a couple of years ago. What a difference it makes to see the project in motion. This was also my first attempt at using DPNs. I truly enjoyed the challenge. Although, I think I may have miscounted somewhere along the way, because it looks like a fairly big "baby" sock. No matter what, I am still thrilled, and look forward to much more sock knitting. A while back I purchased the book Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch - maybe soon I will attempt a real pair!

UFOs include: (1) my first felted bag that seems like it's taking forever to knit, (using Reynolds Lite Lopi, and the free Hobo Chic pattern from the brown sheep blog,)

and (2) a baby kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting, (for Maria of course!) I am using Bernat Cotton Tots and my new Boye Needlemaster. What a fantastic purchase that was! I bought it at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. I love the idea of always having the needles I need. And I also love the freedom to start a new project when the mood strikes!

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