For someone who doesn’t know many knitters, being with this knitting group at Barnes & Noble last Sunday afternoon was wonderful. There were about 15 women there of all ages and backgrounds. One was working on this beautiful baby blanket, one was working on the sleeve of a gorgeous sweater she was making, a few were making socks… and to top it off, they had finished objects with them! One had this huge felted drawstring bag, some were wearing their handknit socks and sweaters, and others had items tucked away to show the group what they’d done.
It was inspiring and encouraging to just sit there and see that there were other women out there who liked to knit as much as I do. The lady I sat next to was super helpful! I went there determined to get a sock started on two circulars, so she showed me how she does it. She helped me get started and now I have about three inches of one sock leg done! Yes, there are a few mistakes, but I’ll live with them.
I purchased the book, Easy Knitted Socks because I needed a pattern to start, and this book has some great step-by-step instructions with photos to go with them. However, I am not following any actual pattern for the leg, but just doing 2×2 ribbing until I have to work the heel, (which I’m pretty sure will confuse me as much as getting started did) at which point I will probably need to refer to the book. For my first sock, I’m using two Inox 24″ size 2 circular needles (which are excellent because the cable doesn’t have any memory), and Plymouth Sockotta sock yarn in color #6669. I’m not crazy about this colorway, but I thought they might look good with jeans.