Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hmm socks to be or not to be??

So i was reading Lazy Kate Creates Blog today. As I have for awhile. (Just love her blog). And she asked about our crafting fears. Got me thinking....... Yarn overs I LOVE to do. LOL But socks, man boy to I struggle there. I love looking at everyones socks and I love all the different sock yarns. They are so yummy. I look at the books on making socks all the time too. But I just cant talk myself into trying them. I taught myself how to knit and I do it continental style. So lots of books I have seen are for English knitting. Also I don't know what is easier, toe up, or something different.
Sock Yarn Pictures, Images and Photos

So I guess I ask how to you begin with you first pair of socks?? Easiest pattern? Best yarn? And needles? I wouldn't even know where to begin. But oh how I would love to put a pair of knitted socks on my tosies!!!!

Edwardian Boating Sock Pictures, Images and Photos

So Who knows where this post may take me


  1. I've never done toe-up socks! I have to like the pattern first, then I find some yarn and just knit... sometimes I go quickly other times slow..I still have mystery socks on the needles from months ago now, and keep casting on for other things rather than finish them off!

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words! Mwah!

    You know, socks aren't that hard, really. It's like anything else with knitting, one stitch at a time, and one step at a time. I'd go with a good pattern that is simple and easy to read. Maybe the first pair could be in a worsted weight, just so it will be faster and you could progress a bit faster through the steps.

    I've found top down to be easier, but I'm sure there are people who feel the opposite way. All of the toe up patterns that I've seen have had tricky cast ons.

    Can't wait to hear all about your adventures in sock making- I'm sure you'll be great!