Sunday, December 28, 2008

First socks of the season

I have finally knitted some socks (albiet baby ones)! I have been very slack with sock knitting this season - but I was given Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters for Christmas. Hence I have knitted the Little Sky Socks, in Cleckheaton Merino Bambino (so soft!!) Luckily my friend is due to give birth in a few weeks, so there will be a little person to wear them.

I have knitted socks before (adult ones) but I am trying to discipline myself to actually follow the steps in Bordhi's book. The Little Sky Socks are the first practise socks in there, and demonstrate her model of placing the increase/decreases on any place on the sock (hope that makes sense - read her book!) I am glad I bothered to knit them, because she offers some really useful advice along the way - eg. for the first time, I learnt how to conceal the wraps used in short rows. Also, I discovered (to my shame) that I have been doing some basic things wrong for years - eg. my ssk was all wrong. So, whilst the result does not look like much, the learning has been significant!!

Happy (sock) knitting - and happy New Year!


1 comment:

Rose Red said...

Nice! Cat's book is great isn't it - I love that technique for concealing wraps, it's fabulous!