Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sock success!

After weeks and weeks I have finally finished my first pair of socks!

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I followed suggestions on here to match them and have been fairly successful – I was a row or two out on the second sock and so although the majority of the sock matches the first one, the heel and the toe are a little out. Despite being quite OCD about this kind of thing, I quite like it as at least it proves that they are homemade!

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I think I might leave sock knitting for a while now. Next I have a crochet bag kit that my mum bought me for my birthday and I need to tackle my first jumper with my gorgeous Juniper Moon yarn.

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Single sock conquered!

I posted on Friday about my slow progress in my first attempt at knitting socks. However, after being spurred on by your likes and comments, I spent most of yesterday knitting and finally finished my first sock. I love it and best of all… it fits like a glove!

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Now I’m eager to cast on the second. I’ve just had a look at the second ball of yarn and the colour starts in a different place – should I knit it so that it definitely does not match or should I wind through the yarn to find the same place that the other started? I had loads left over from the first ball and so this is definitely an option! Opinions welcomed…

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Slow going socks!

I am knitting my first pair of socks using Angela Wilson’s Alternate Steps pattern. I cast on a couple of months ago and then got distracted by a few other projects (which are now finished). So now I am cracking on with my socks again. I love the colours in the yarn and am pleased with the effect that the pattern produces.

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However it is taking ages! I have only just got to the foot. It’s not that the pattern is hard – I know it off by heart now. ┬áIt’s not that socks are too tricky – turning the heel was actually a doddle (not sure why people make so much fuss!) So what is it?

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I’m using 2.5mm dpns and the yarn is fine, but having seen other bloggers turning out pairs of socks like there is no tomorrow, I am eager to know what I’m missing. How long do socks usually take to knit? Any top tips?

It fits!

Just a sort post…

Well, at the weekend I visited my sister (and her shih tzu) to give her her knitted birthday present. Of course the coat went straight on the dog and luckily it fitted her perfectly. What do you think?

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