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Topic: I did it! OMG, I made socks!  (Read 727 times)
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« on: March 08, 2008 01:38:46 PM »

I can't believe it! So I ave crocheted for years (self taught) and 3 weeks ago I decided that I would learn how to knit. So I bought a "Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting" and started reading. Made a couple of dish cloths and then decided I would try to make some socks for the 2yo. She picked out the yarn and I started watching You Tube videos and read "Getting Started Knitting Socks" (Ann Budd).
I made one of the basic patterns with some crappy acrylic. And WOW!
The heel turn was hideous, but enough You Tube watching and I finally got it!

Now, I have found a LYS that I visited yesterday, bought some new bamboo DPNs and some great speckled lime green wool and I am going to try socks for my size 10 boats next!

« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 05:39:14 AM »

Those look great!  You've never knit before?! 
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008 05:57:55 AM »

WOW! these are great and you've only just started knitting! Can't wait to see the lime green ones. Which video do you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008 06:31:28 AM »

Great job - those socks are rocking!  I may have to bite the bullet and pick up the needles myself!
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 09:22:35 AM »

Thanks guys! No I was always too intimidated by the two hand action of knitting. I inherited a bunch of knitting needles from my granny who passed away last year. And I decided I would try and figure it out, how hard could it be? It sure is a different "feel" than crochet.
I started with some size 5mm aluminum DPNs but they kept slipping out of the yarn. So then I bought some 3.75mm bamboo and I really liked those, not so slippery.
As far as You Tube, I would just type in knitting and start watching. Since we all have different teaching/learning styles, some videos didn't make sense to me, while others were an "A-Ha" experience.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 10:05:34 AM »

Those are awesome! I was so dubious about heel-turning the first time, but once I was about halfway through I was so excited, "OMG, it's heel shaped!"

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