My problem is I have many passions, not just one! So I divide my passions into seasons. Fall and Winter is when I do most of my knitting passion! This winters theme has been Sock It To Me. Its all about socks!
My Mom taught me to knit when I was eight years old. She also taught me how to sew too! Besides her love of cooking and her greatest gift was her creativity and was the most inspirational person in my life.
The first pair of socks you ever make use worsted weight yarn..
They’ll knit up fast and are great to use with you slippers or boots in the cold weather. Using a thicker yarn will help you “learn” the techniques easier. I used a size 6 DPN’s (double point needles) and medium (4) yarn that is 100% acrylic.
Look at those white legs!
Knitting helps me keep on my journey toward simple abundance.
The first pair I made using sock yarn. Since sock yarn is 75% wool (and 25% nylon) that provides warmth, wearability and the elasticiatiy for a snugger fit around your ankle. The yarn is from Arne and Carlos who live in Finland…I l love their yarn.
Right now I have several pairs of socks on my needles. For these socks I used DPN’s for the heel and a circular needle (swinging around) wrapping around for my socks for now on.
Sock yarn is one of the thinnest yarns and size 2 needles which is just larger than a toothpick!
INTERESTING FACT: An average sock knit using sock-weight yarn contains about 17,000 stitches PER sock. That’s 34,000 stitches, for anybody keeping track. There are as many stitches in a pair of socks as there is in a men’s large sweather!
Whoa, that’s a whole lot of stitches.
Also another pair I’m working on. This yarn is what is call “self striping”. This sock yarn is made in Germany, called Regia. Also, the yarn for this pair of socks cost $20.
Aren’t the colors beautiful!
Sock yarn can be expensive when a typical pair of socks cost around $20.
Which I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to score this yarn thrifting. Score!
Also on the other side is more yarn.
Each skein was only .99! Which is just amazing! Besides that this yarn is high end yarn. This is a huge cost savings if I say so myself.
Besides all the sock knitting going on I’ve also started a sweater for Mr C. I didn’t want him to feel left out :-}
Elizabeth Zimmermann certainly changed the direction of knitting to a whole new level. I’ve been watching her DVD’s of her show, Knitting Worksop, that was on PBS in the early 80’s.
Lastly, I’m hooked on sock it to me which is in my blood right now…and don’t see myself NOT knitting more socks this winter. Its a great small project and can be easily taken along wherever I go to pull out and knit. I can finish a pair of sock in less than two weeks.
Do you knit and would you make socks?