September 11, 2008

  • Sock Meme!

    From KTtheKCbride:

    When did you learn to knit socks? May of 2006

    What’s the first sock you ever knit? A pair of ankle socks, with navy Caron Simply Soft, using the Yarn Harlot’s basic sock recipe.

    Favorite sock pattern? The Yarn Harlot’s basic sock recipe from Knitting Rules! It’s a great jumping-off point for any yarn or stitch pattern you want to use.

    Favorite sock yarn? Oh man, it’s impossible to pick. I loved the Regia I used on my Charade socks, and I love all of Dez‘s hand-dyed yarns, they are so beautiful.

    Favorite needle method? Double pointed needles is the only one I’ve ever used, and I like it, but I’m interested in trying others at some point, just for kicks.

    Favorite sock needles? Clover bamboo dpns.

    Who do you knit socks for? Just me so far. Maybe someday I’ll knit socks for someone else, but I will have to love them a lot!

    How many pairs have you knitted to date? Four, and I have two pairs currently in progress.

    What’s on your sock knitting to-do list? See Ravelry. Probably another simple pattern like Charade will be next. School’s in, so nothing too challenging!

    What kind of socks do you like to knit -
    Striped? Yes, I love self-striping yarn! I have some from Germany that will knit up into inch-wide stripes, which will be neat!
    Colorwork? I’m not big on colorwork knitting in general, and really don’t see it being fun on socks.
    Plain stockinette? Yes. Love this. No thinking required! And really shows off some yarns.
    Cabled? I haven’t done any yet, but I think I would like them!
    Lace? See above.
    Anklets? Yes, because you don’t need much yarn. And it’s hot here, so they’re more practical.
    Knee socks? Doubtful…not very practical down here!
    Solid colors? Yes, it’s a great way to highlight stitch patterns.
    Bright & crazy? Yes!
    Faux-Fair Isle? See above colorwork comment.

    Tag a few sock knitters here: Anyone who wants to! =)

Comments (5)

  • Clover double points are affordable, and easily available. Have you every tried the Brittany needles?  They are hardwood, and finished with a not slippery varnish.  They are a bit pointier than the clovers, and did I mention that I love them?  I have some lovely heather grey with a hint of plum sock yarn that I got at a church garage sale.  Hmmm, you got me thinking…

  • Ohhhh! I had no idea what I was going to post about today, but now I do! Thanks!

  • @christinez - 

    I do have some Brittany sock needles, but after one of them snapped, I’m not as keen on them anymore. The company was really good about replacing the snapped one, but I think I’ll stick with the Clovers. I do have some larger Brittany dpns and I really like them! And you should definitely try socks! They are fun! =)

  • Fun!

    I am currently knitting baby socks, because they’re done on only two needles (I know, I’m such an ostrich) … I knitted 3 pairs yesterday, and I’ve finished the first of a pair today. So you know, I’m kinda working my way up to big people’s socks! On four needles!!!

    Hey and I debugged myself over at Peachy Hollow, I’m now a flower. Whew. Thanks!

  • I have decided to get my xanga back in action…and when I have time I will probably answer the question set you did with this one to get myself started even though its been a coujple months since I’ve done any socks…right now I’m onto mittens (and mini mittens)

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