Tuesday, October 18, 2005

It's Socktober!

I've joined Lolly's October-Sock knit along. I tried to make socks a couple months ago, but I couldn't get my fingers to work the tiny needles. With the lure of Socktoberfest I thought I'd try again. On my last attempt, I used some Knit Picks Simple Stripes yarn, which proved to be uninspiring as the sock was soon forgotten. This time, there's a deadline (presumably the end of October) and some inspiring Lorna's Laces sock yarn in a lovely purply pink colorway. I've been attempting the 2 socks on 2 circulars method, but between the twisting of the yarn, the needles, (and my brain). It's taken 3 attempts the get these foot coverings started properly. The first attempt left me in a tangled mess. On the Second attempt, I picked up US1 and US2 needles and started knitting. Unfortunately I only noticed when I realized that one side of the sock was easier to knit than the other, and that my tension and gauge got all wonky. So here we are on my Third attempt on Socktober's socks. I have enough to cover my toes...

After a week of hiding, the Sun made a very welcome appearance this past weekend. Perfect for Klaralaund and hanging out with the doggies.

Em-Em interrupts Mandy's attempt to get airborne

Have a great week and Happy Knitting!


Siow Chin said...

Good luck on the sock! I can't wait to see them.

wendy g said...

Klaralund is beautiful! Keep on knitting those socks and it will get easier.

Tracy said...

A bit of sun makes all the difference doesn't it? Love those doggy ears!

Kim/Chef Messy said...

Starting a sock is absolutely the worst part, even worse than turning the heel. It will get easier once you get going! The new Family Circle Easy Knitting Holiday Edition has a great basic sock knitting article if you need some help!

Anonymous said...

Klaralund looks fabulous.

I'm not having much luck with the sock knitting either, I just can seem to stick with it. Good luck to you.