I rescued the said socks from Christmas 2013 from my basket and unpicked them. Once I had unpicked them -
I turned a chair upside down on the kitchen worktop and wound the yarn around the legs of the chair
when the wool comes off the chair legs it looks like this, as it has been knitted for 18 months (I put a this pic on my facebook page - my friend Tracy saw this and started to hyperventilate) - "trust me Tracy" - I said
next - my old copper kettle goes on the hob and the wool gets held over the steam from the kettle (being careful not to scold your arm) and turn the skein around and the wrinkles drop out
see Tracy - "I said trust me" - said wool as good as new!
next - you need a pair of hands (hubby) to hold your skein so that the wool can be wound into a ball
all ready to go - we can now start our socks
cast on and away we go - round and round
OOOOOhhh look at that self patterning wool
OOOOOhhh - two socks (you wind the yarn into the two balls starting with the same pattern) to keep your two sock patterns even once knitting - I think I managed it pretty well
keep knitting round and round and then you have to do the single panel for the heel
you continue to follow the pattern and then shape the toes and hey presto you have a pair of your very own hand knitted socks - look at those!!
Christine has done the best sockalong tutorial in three sections to show you how to make a pair (or many more pairs) of socks
I have spotty socks
I have Dopey socks
I have trainer socks for running - with L (left foot) and R (right foot) on them
I have long socks for running with sheep and smiley faces on
but none of them are as lovely as these hand made by Joy beauties!!!
I LOVE * LOVE * LOVE * THEM
OOOOOhhh - and I have some more
OOOOOhhh and more
well that's at least three pairs
just turning the heel on sock three
sock three finished
It would appear that there are three "work in progress" here. Whoops!!! That's all for now and I think the cosy blanket is on the back burner for the time being and the socks are to the fore
Thanks for popping by and I hope you like my socks and may be tempted to make yourself a pair or two!
Xx Joy Xx
PS There is also, as well as the cosy blanket "work in progress" another one
OOOOOOhhhh - I am very excited about this "work in progress"