Today, I had a baby sitter for a few hours.
After FOREVER, my first socks are done!
Marly Bird had a great KAL, My First Socks.
She had both written pattern and video tutorials for a pair of worsted weight socks.
All I can say is thank goodness these were worsted weight or I may never have finished them!
At first, I was going to make these in Lion Brand Fisherman wool, but then changed my mind and chose some colorful yarn that reminded me of spring tulips.
I learned how to make these with double pointed needles (I was so intimidated by them) and learned how to make an eye of partridge heel flap (although, I don’t think the texture shows as well on my variegated yarn).
I used lifelines, but am SO HAPPY I didn’t have to rip back to them at all (it was nice to know they were there).
I also learned the kitchener stitch.
My first one was a tad wonky, but my second one I payed close attention and it is definitely neater.
I am SO HAPPY THESE ARE DONE!
Now, I will make another pair but they will be worsted ankle socks on double points (I need the practice).
If and when I use sock weight yarn, I think I’ll watch videos of how to use 9″ circulars or magic loop method-the double points were/are so cumbersome for me.
Phew…they are done!
I also did some pattern cut outs so I can sew a few pieces when the kids start day camp after July 4th.
I cut out a smaller size Cleo Skirt (quilting cotton) and a Ruby Top (linen and something from my stash).
Have a great week!