Monday, June 18, 2012

I can't believe I can knit socks!

I love making socks but I was afraid to try, double point needles are so scary! I actually tried DPNs once or twice before, but then I quit and found it was so troublesome. I prefer circulars to DPNs. But lately after looking around some blogs and getting inspired by so many talented ladies making their beautiful socks, I came up with an idea: I would knit my own socks! Oh men! But, why not??!!

Picked out a ball of yarn and a set of 4 DPNs (4.00 mm as the pattern calls for), searched for a simple pattern and I was ready to go... You can find the pattern here - very clear instruction and easy to follow!

See how it came out! I can't believe I have knitted a complete sock, this is over my expectation! Hardly wait to finish the second one to have a pair of socks and show you! It's a very simple sock indeed, but to me, it is an achievement! :)

I got help with some videos from many kind ladies on Youtube for the gussets and stitch picking up. How cool to see the "transformation" at this part, little stitch by little stitch! 

The sock fits my leg but when wearing, its color looks like a tiger's skin! But does it matter, when the most important thing is now I can knit socks, and leave the scare of DPNs behind?!! :)

P.S: I'm having problem with my Internet, and unable to view any Blogs, both Blogger and Wordpress. I tried with Google Chrome but it doesn't help. However, I still can log on Blogger Dashboard, I can post, can edit post and read your comments, I just cannot view all blogs! How upset! Can anyone help please?

I just hope it will be fixed soon, soon, soon! Good news is I can try my lunch time to visit as many of your blogs as I can from my company's computer where such an issue doesn't exist!

Thank you for your time, wishing everyone a great week ahead!

~ Best wishes, Lovestitch ~


Eveline said...


Miss Ling said...

Wow that's amazing! They look so woolly and warm!

Anonymous said...


Mereknits said...

Your socks are just perfect, congrats to you. Double pointed needles are scary at first, but once you get the hang of them they are a breeze, and they look very impressive to non-knitters.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats on making a sock! I tried knitting but found it very stressful. Crochet is much easier, though I can't follow every pattern I try. I just do the best I can. When we were in Nepal last summer, we saw ladies who were knitting with 5 different little needles like you are using. Amazing work they were able to accomplish.

If you can visit from work but not home, then maybe there is something wrong with your internet connection. We just switched ours recently because we had such problems with the other provider, but now this new one has had a moment or two when it didn't quite work up to speed either.

Hope you get it figured out. Best wishes, Tammy

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

wow - hats off to you girl!

That looks like a tricky business!


El Olor de Cádiz said...


Shari said...

It came out nice... I keep telling myself I need to learn how to knit!!!!

Donna said...

Oh LS!! You did a great job! These will be so nice and comfy for you, or anyone you gift them to! You are great at all yarn and thread crafts you try! You really amaze me!!

Blessings for a wonderful week!

by Teresa said...

Good job on those! I made one pair of socks.. just to see if I could.. but those were the last ones. I admire people who make them, but not me! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Aisyah Helga said...

Wow! Congrats LS! It looks awesome!

Sandra said...

Yieha a big congrats to you, it's so rewarding knitting socks and you have twice pleasure of it, once making them and than wearing nice cozy and warm socks.
A big hug from Sandra

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your sock is awesome! You did such a great job! I remember when I did my first sock, I felt sure they had the directions wrong for the heel, finally, I just knitted what it said and I felt so super smart after it all came together. Socks are so useful and make such wonderful loving gifts...and they are fun, too. Congrats and welcome to the world of sock making :)

MARİFETANE (Elif Hatice) said...

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Rudee said...

I love knitting socks. They're so satisfying. I think knitting them makes us look like geniuses.

pattas said...

Thankyou for calling into my blog today :)) Knitting socks are quite a victory , well done :))
Your work is always of the highest standard :))
Here is the link you asked for..
Hoping your week is a crafty one :))

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Look at you learning a new art form! Love how sleek and cozy these socks look!

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