A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 297,168
Currently Running With Scissors:
401 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I did it! OMG, I made socks!  (Read 664 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
LHJ
« 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!




THIS ROCKS   Logged
EllenKnits
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 05:39:14 AM »

Those look great!  You've never knit before?! 
Ellen
THIS ROCKS   Logged
rags4bags
« 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?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sewbead
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
LHJ
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
AeonGoddess
Meme-queen
Offline Offline

Posts: 256
Joined: 26-Mar-2006

I dare you to make less sense.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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!"

Welcome to knitting!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Technical Screenplay Format
How to Blur Faces in Videos
How to Create Storyboards
How to Stop Fridge Noises on Set
On Set Walkie Talkie Lingo
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.