Sock it to me!

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Right, I am laying down my challenge to myself and publicly declaring the first step in my attempt at sock making, I have ordered yarn…mainpicurealthough mine is actually blue and if you click on the ball of wool you will see what it is and where it is from!  Schoeller & Stahl Sock Yarn  (sport & strumpfgarn)in marine colourway

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I have also ordered these gorgeous Knit Pro dpns

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and will be following Fiona’s basic sock pattern from the Summer 2013 Issue of Sheepish online magazine over at A Little Bit Sheepish. Click on the pic below to see the whole thing- full of tips and some lovely patterns. Well worth a look.

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So that’s it, I will keep you updated on progress, slow as I fear it will be, but I am quite excited at the prospect of being able to wear my very own socks!

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Author: onoodlesstitchcraft

An erstwhile teacher who has taken a new path due to illness and returned to an earlier existence exploring her artistic and creative skills of stitchcraft. My oldest son laughs and says I am as mad as a spoon, qualifying the comment that I am not like other middle aged mothers... well hurrah for that! So what do I do? I love to cook, I am never without a craft project or a few on the go, I love my garden, walking, nature and the environment. I am a magpie for vintage patterns and love colour. I get pleasure from creating and giving to friends. I have a rabbit! I ride a bike and recycle... Drink too much tea and like nothing better than to lunch with friends. Snuggling up on cold winter nights is essential. I like the theatre; musicals and dance in particular. Amongst my favourite films are Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singing in the Rain and Fried Green Tomatoes. I love to read anything from Crime thrillers to classics (love Wuthering Heights) or biographies about inspirational people. I hate sexism or racism and disingenuous people. I value friendship and above all else my family.

5 thoughts on “Sock it to me!

  1. I like the look of the rainbow ball! 🙂
    Looking forward to your updates. Hand knitted socks are lovely; I plan to make more in time.

  2. Lovely yarn. There is so much to choose from! Can’t wait to see your finished pair.
    You do know that by posting this you are going to have to see them through!

    • That’s exactly why I posted it Lucie! It is my craft challenge for the year. Last year my addled brain was not in a place where I could have done this but I feel well enough to try right now. It maybe slow progress but I WILL do it!

  3. brilliant! i’ve knitted a few pairs in my time. Because of “second sock syndrome” Which is when they first sock goes perfectly well, but you really can’ be bothered with knitting it’s mate.

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