I’ve been fascinated with knitting since Peru. I’ve dabbled before, but really wanted to learn more. Something about watching it happening again and again on the trip just kind of made it click. I wanted SOCKS. For some reason, they seem far more compelling to me than scarves (which has been my only previous experience with knitting, vis-a-vis one scarf), hats, etc.
Rather than gently experiment with making long round tubes and getting lots of virtuous practice, I decided to test the depth of the water with both feet. I found a relatively simple sock pattern, Baba’s Bed Socks, and started right in. I got through the first heel and most of the gusset, and realized which things needed to be done totally differently, so I ripped out that iteration and started over. Now, I’m about half-way down the foot. I’m so hooked! It’s definitely not perfect, but this is my first experience with DPN’s and my third knitted project, so be kind…. it may be a sock that only a mother could love, but at least it’s