Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Working With 9 inch Cord First Knit Sock Yarn Along 107

Working With 9 inch Cord  First Knit Sock

It is so good to be with you during this weeks yarn along. I have been busy knitting and crocheting. I finished a couple more doll blankets for our Etsy shop. I have started crocheting a few squares for another doll blanket which I need to piece together as seen in the picture above. I really like the pink and blue together. I love making granny squares so quick and easy and great way to use left over balls of yarn.

I have also started another sock..this one I hope will be more of an ankle sock. I never wear real long socks so I am hoping this will soon be one of my favorite lengths. I am using my 9 inch circulars which I am still loving. I did buy a set of double pointed needles to help with the gusset. I have never been able to use double points except for helping with decreases such as a hat. I am so thankful for my 9 inch circulars...but I am thinking about trying double points for making a sock sometime in the future: )

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Many Blessings to you,


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My First Knit Sock In The Round Yarn Along 106

My First  Knit Sock In The Round Sock

It is so good to be with you during this weeks yarn along.

I spent most of my week reading and re-reading on how to make a sock. I decided to just go for it.. and that is what I would like to share this week. This sad little sock is not perfect and I am not sure if I completely like it..but it is a sock never the less. I am still slowly learning the anatomy of a sock.

I decided to go with the band heel because there is no gusset to worry about and that meant less thinking and more knitting. I decided to go with the star toe which I didn't really like and will not do next time.

I really like the yarn I used which is Deborah Norville Serenity  50% Merino Wool, 25% Rayon made with Bamboo and  25% Nylon. The sock is so warm and cozy. I am really excited to make a real pair with this yarn. I don't have enough yarn to make another long leg I have decided to use the rest of the yarn to make a ankle length sock for more practice:) I bought a skein of Patons Kroy which is 75% Wool and 25% Nylon. This I hope will make a nice pair of socks..but not until after I have one more practice of making a good heel and a toe:)

Thank you  for stopping by today friend..please tell me what you  have been knitting and keeping busy with...and always I like to thank Ginny for this weeks yarn along.....

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Many Blessings to you reader,