Ok! So this is my first OUaS post ever. You may not know me because of that, and that’s fine. I am a new knitter, a new blogger, and Ravelry is pretty much my only Social Media. I am trying to get more into sock knitting, so we’ll see how that goes. You may be hearing about the same socks forever until I turn into a skeleton.
I have two pairs on the needles, technically, right now. One pair, if you haven’t read back far enough, is a pair I was making for my dad for Christmas. I decided to try two at a time, toe up, contrasting heel/toe, AND afterthought heel. I have done none of those techniques before. NONE. Well, I hate afterthought heel. I just finished one today. I still need to do the other one this weekend. The main yarn is “Eat Sidewalk” from Ms Knotty – strictly from my LYS, Kid Ewe Knot. The black contrast is just some kind of Knit Picks black someone mailed me. Seriously, guys…the heel on this is so bad. I apparently have no idea how to do a kitchener, which I’ve done a zillion times before.
Can that get any worse? Fingers crossed he can at least wear them around the house…
Then, I’ve been working on this pair of socks with yarn from Countess Ablaze called “Fake Your Death.” I want to do a short row heel, but for some reason it’s not working. I’ve tinked it 3x so far. I will give the short row heel one more shot when I have nothing else going on and see how it goes. My mom wants the Countess Ablaze ones, but it is not superwash so I’m not sure if she’ll really want them after I tell her that.
Neither is an actual pattern, just a random stockinette knit with a toe up construction. I really need to figure out what I am doing; I have sock yarn for a pair for husband, and also saw a cute self patterning kit to make a pair for my nephew. They were animal spots, and his favorite animal (for now) is a cheetah. I feel like he needs those in his life, right?
Thank you to Katherine @ Fiber & Sustenance for the invite! There is also Kat @ Felinity Knits , Paula @ Spin a Yarn and…I am not sure who I am missing!! I am still learning who is around. Let me know who I missed and i’ll make sure I follow + add to the list!
I missed Stefanie @ Stefanie Crafts with Wool Paper Fabric
I still need to grab names… oops! This is a learning curve, definitely…