Thursday, January 7, 2010

Knitting sock

I meant to take a picture of my progress on my sock last night, but I couldn't put the needles down long enough until my eyelids were crashing shut and then I just needed sleep. :)

The class on Monday was great! The class is split pretty much down the middle on how everyone is making their socks - half double pointed needles and half circular needles with 1 gal being real adventurous and knitting 2 socks at once! I decided to stick with the DPNs that I know, but I am watching the gals with the circulars so that I can understand what they are doing, too. The pattern that we are using is pretty fluid, too, as far as the design of the sock. It seems that most of the gals are doing the K2, P2 ribbing all the way down the ankle of their socks and only 2 of us are doing a 1" cuff of ribbing and then the stockinette stitch for the rest of the ankle.

I have finished the cuff and started the stockinette and I am really pleased with the way the color is coming through in the sock. I'm so glad that I picked this ball!!

Jill - http://jillquilts.blogspot.com - Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

9 comments:

swirlc said...

Looking good! You'll be ready to start that second sock in no time. I am interested in learning on circular needles and the two at once idea is intriguing. However, since I have a full set of six different sizes of DPNs, I'd better stick to that method for now.

Libby said...

Those are going to be so cute! I would love to learn to knit! I can't wait to see the finished pair!
Libby

Jennifer said...

Looks good. My mom is taking a class starting next week and she is going to use yarn for me! I am soooo excited to have hand knit socks!

Infinity Quilter said...

Looks good. The yarn color and design is really cute!

Jan said...

That color and type of yarn is beautiful, bet it is nice to work with! You are doing such nice work!

Carol VR said...

I love the knitted tube sock style. There is no heel to graft and all that.

Michelle said...

Looks great Jill, and I am so happy you are so excited over your new knitting adventure! I can't wait to see the finished socks!

Kristie said...

Looks wonderful! Those socks will be nice this time of year, it is cold here!!!!
Kristie

Gina said...

Love the yarn you are using

Love and hugs Gina xxx