Wednesday, February 8, 2012

socks

I've done it!  I have cast on for my very own pair of socks.  I don't know why I am so nervous about it.  Not nervous I guess, but apprehensive.  I can knit socks.  I have knit many pairs of baby/toddler socks.  Adult socks can't be that much more complicated, right?


I think what worries me the most is that I will get into the knitting, finally get one sock done, and then never finish a second one.  That is why I like knitting for my kids, quick and easy :-)  I may be going about it wrong, but I haven't really found a pattern that I like...instead I am going to wing it and hope for the best!  I do have a ravelry account, but I never seem to be organized enough to get on there, post my projects, post about my yarn stash.  And so haven't had time to actually figure out if there is a pattern there that I like.  I like the pattern I do for my kiddos, seeing as it is so easy and knits up quick.  I figure with a bit of finangling I should be able to come up with something for my own feet :-)

And there is also the whole "sock yarn" bit that I haven't quite worked out...I don't have any sock yarn...so I am using what I have, which I am assuming is quite a bit thicker than sock yarn.  Cross your fingers for me everyone, I may end up with some crazy tube sock that I end up stitching shut at the toe and calling it good!

As for reading this week.  I am still reading Mockingjay.  Well, finishing it up really.  I have to say that I really have enjoyed the series, and that makes me question myself a bit.  It seems like such a deranged story, and I don't know how it was so easy to get into it.  I think that I am always rooting for the underdog, and this seemed to be a good book for that.  I don't want to give anything away, since I am sure there are people out there who haven't read even the first one yet.  Let's just say that I am really interested to see how they make this into a movie, because from my point of view, it doesn't seem possible without an R rating...but I have heard they want it to be PG-13 for the younger fan base.  I am also reading a wonderful book that has not been released yet, but I was asked to do a book review for.  So far so good!  I hope to share more about that after it is released, probably at the end of March :-)

Linking up with the wonderful Ginny and her awesome yarn along!  I am always amazed at the beautiful work that I see each week from other bloggers!

17 comments:

  1. If you can knit childern's socks you can knit adult socks. Do check Ravelry as they have quite a few patterns using yarn other than sock yarn.
    Do you have two sets of needles in the size you are planning on knitting? To avoid the dreaded second sock thing, I knit both socks at the same time...ribbing, ribbing,..leg, leg, heel, heel., it helps me ,especially when I do the gusset [which I still have trouble with].

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  2. well, i'm a bit of an expert at this i think.
    ive tried so many blessed times to make socks.
    i can cable knit. i can lace knit with freakin 1 ply for crying out loud. but can i make socks?
    no.
    i'll be coming back to see how you fair ! good luck, ,, ,,

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  3. This made me giggle...these look great so far...I wan't to start making a stash of socks for next years stocking fillers...good luck with yours...

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  4. @Tracey - what a great idea! I didn't think to knit them both at the same time. I think I might do that!

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  5. Yo can do it! Socks are great and so addictive, I think you're better off with thicker yarn as it takes longer with sock yarn and is not so warm, good luck x

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  6. Good luck! Yes, I've heard other people have success at knitting 2 at a time. I'm sure it'll be great!

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  7. good luck! will be waiting to see what happens as i haven't tried socks yet for kids or grownups!

    :)
    jen

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  8. Good luck with your sock adventure!! Sounds like you will be having some knitting fun no matter what!!

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  9. I love knitting socks!! I've found (because for the life of me I can't figure out how to knit 2 at a time) that AS SOON AS I cast off the first sock I have to cast on the second. Even if I don't feel like it at the moment. Because the idea of later on having to sit down & do it makes me procrastinate. Then I cast on for another project. Then I have a sock with no mate for months. But if I cast on immediately I have no problem knitting the second one. I can't wait to see your progress on these! :-)

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  10. You can do it! Starting with thicker yarn is a good idea because it will go much faster. I made a couple of pairs with thicker yarn then moved on to sock yarn. I found the thicker yarn wasn't very practical with shoes. They are great around the house. When and if you are ready to knit a pair with sock yarn, email me. I have a gift for you :-)

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  11. Hope it goes well. I suppose you could make them into anklet socks if you don't have enough yarn?

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  12. There is really not much difference between adult and child socks. You can do it!

    I'm currently listening to The Hunger Games right now. I'm liking it so far but I do understand what you mean about the subject matter.

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  13. I have only ever knit one pair of socks with sock yarn. It took me for-ever! Now I always use thicker yarn because my kids love them that way. They are a bit thick if you tend to wear tight shoes, but I wear runners, so it is not a problem for me. And I love them in boots.
    Good luck!

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  14. Wishing you success with your first socks!

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  15. I've knitted lots of pairs of socks. I've used sock yarn and other types. You're right that the sock yarn tends to be thinner, but I can vouch that those socks that I've knitted with the thicker yarn have been very popular and they knit up so much quicker! Good luck with the socks.

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  16. I enjoyed The Hunger Games series as well. When I heard it was going to be made into a movie for kids, I shuddered a bit. There are so many layers to the tale and so much sadness, loss and death. Yikes! Don't worry about the socks. Tweaking a smaller pattern should work fine. You know the basic construction; adult socks are just bigger!

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  17. I just finished Hunger Games and enjoyed it. I am looking forward to the rest. They keep me very entertained.
    Now I must say "Yeah!!" to socks. I love knitting socks and for me the 2nd sock is just as nice to knit.

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