Pick up nine stitches…

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

7 replies
  1. julilla1
    julilla1 says:

    Actually, it’s not bad! Especially for your first sock! I am jealous. I have no crafts ability at all, except my grandma did teach me to cross stitch when I was little. 😉

  2. admin
    admin says:

    I’m having a lot of fun with it. The little double-pointed needles are so cool! I’ve been fascinated with it for a long time, but something about the Peru experience just seemed to make it click in my brain.

  3. huaman
    huaman says:

    The sock is awesome! I’m also intrigued that it was Peru that got you interested in knitting (I grew up in Peru) and would love to read more about your experiences there if you’ve written them up somewhere…

  4. admin
    admin says:

    I’ve started putting my paper journal together into my other journal, .

    Maybe you can answer a question for me! I noticed when I was watching the people knit in Peru, that they weren’t carrying the yarn in their hands for tension. How does that work? Are they pinching it somewhere that I just can’t see? Is the wrap-around-the-neck sufficient to give them tension? I’m very intrigued with the way they do this.

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