One of my knitting resolutions for 2011 was to learn how to knit socks! I tried sock knitting early last year, and failed. I put the yarn and needles away, and brought them out a second time, on a road trip with my friend Miki (aka Funhouse Fibers). Miki’s a knitter, so I figured she could get me out of trouble. Knitting trouble, that is. She’s a very good fiber enabler, so trouble of the “buying more fiber kind” is her specialty.
Second time around? As painful as the first!
Miki and I sponsor a forum on Ravelry (we are “FunOnion”– come visit!!). I take my moderating job very seriously, and thus use the forum to advance my own knitting or spinning needs. Sometime in December, I decided that I would publicly announce my sock knitting determination. Luckily, we have several willing and super-able members, who were fantastic cheerleaders and advice dispensers.
Ta da! Not just one, but two whole socks. Done and done!
Currently, I am happily knitting a pair of bright purple cotton socks to keep my tootsies warm at night. I also have some more sock knitting scheduled. Who knew I’d love to knit socks?!!