Tuesday, 25 January 2011

decorative cast on

I really love this decorative stretchy cast on for socks :)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

A finished pair of socks

Hey thrilled am I with finishing my very first pair of socks and amazed that they fit and I can actually wear them. What is more they even feel lovely and comfortable :) and I love the self pattern of the yarn too :)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

First ever finished sock

Love it, and it fits just right. Only one and a half done so far but so excited to have finished one tonight. Easily pleased.
I used this pattern to finish the foot end of the sock because the Opal pattern hasn't reappeared since Christmas, it must have gone in the recycle with the wrapping paper.
What is it that makes knitting so therapeutic? I thought 2.5mm needles and sock yarn would grow really slowly but it doesn't and it is so rewarding to work with.
I think the fact that it enables me to just block out the world for a bit and gives me a bit of peace is a big part of it. I can see it becoming a bit of an addiction. Mum saw me doing it and said ooh aunty so and so always used to carry around her sock knitting ....
Early memories of my nanna are also full of knitting, it makes me feel closer to her in some way.