handknit socks!

I knit something!


For quite some time now I’ve been obsessed with the idea of having handknit socks, specifically socks that I knit myself. I really knew nothing about knitting socks – I can knit a scarf or a cowl, but that’s pretty much the extent of it. Then last year Amanda started knitting the most gorgeous socks and showing them on Instagram (check out this post to see all the socks she made in 2012!), and with her encouragement, I ordered up some sock yarn, the needles, and Wendy Johnson’s Socks from the Toe Up.


Of course, this first pair was certainly no walk in the park – I figured out the toe without too much trouble, but just couldn’t seem to wrap my mind around making the heel. Needless to say, there was quite a bit of ripping out and restarting, along with plenty of thoughts of ‘I should really just buy socks instead’. I’m really glad I kept at it though (even though it’s taken me nearly a year to finally finish them) because I’m mighty proud of these socks, and super happy to put them on and know that I made them! I already have another pair started, and I’m happy to say that this second pair has been so much easier, now that I have an idea of how it all works!

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I’m trying to spend the week working on quilt backs for unfinished quilts, so not much to show on the sewing front. But hopefully soon there will be a quilting marathon, and then some finished quilts!

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