Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My First Pair of Hand Knitted Socks.....

Hello there, thank you to everyone who sent  birthday wishes for Jodie, she had a great day and appreciated all  your good wishes.
Today I want to show you my first attempt at knitting socks, they aren't perfect but I love them. I can knit but haven't picked up knitting needles for years. My Nan taught me when I was a little girl and then when I had my babies I used to knit for them.
Anyway last week when I went to Birmingham, I popped into House of Fraser to see what bargains they had in the wool department. No bargains but I did see a Rowan How to Knit Socks kit, I've never knitted socks before as it always looked very complicated but I'm always up for a challenge.


I have really enjoyed following this simple sock pattern and with the help of YouTube on how to use DPN's, turning the heel and grafting together, I've managed to finish one and start the second one. I think I may have the bug and will definitely be knitting more.
Also I have been crocheting lots of little Nana squares for my Springtime Throw by Nicki Trench. I now have about 380 little squares so I have decided to start crocheting them together rather than have hundreds of little squares lying around. It is so good to see it taking shape and I love the vintage look of this throw and the colours are so pretty. I still have a long way to go before it's finished but it's well on the way now.




Thanks for taking the time to look.
xxxxDebxxxx

19 comments:

Lisa said...

so gorgeous. I HAVE to learn to crochet. Soon, it's on my list... Your blanket is gorgeous and your sock looks super successful

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I bet those will keep your toes warm! My Mom used to knit us wool socks and they were the warmest socks ever! Thanks for the memory :)

Sue Althouse said...

Your socks look great! I knit my first pair of socks on two circular needles and loved it! Will definitely be making more.

Kepanie said...

You did well on that first sock! verypink.com has great sock videos. I found out I was knitting backwards in the round.
Love your throw!

Candace said...

I've seen those sock sets and wondered how easy they are to do. Love how your blanket is coming on. Really pretty.

Stella said...

For a first attempt knitting sock you did a fab job. I love love love the look of all these crcheted squares. I just got a peek and I know for sure that the final result will be breathtaking. Love the colors too :)
XXX

Nicole said...

Really impressed with your sock/s especially as they're your first pair too! I've not ventured into sock knitting yet (it's the DPNs!) but I might... One day...

Your little squares are fab :D It's great to see them all coming together now :-)

Kashi said...

I love the socks. I am currently trying to tackle knitting. I thing I am doing ok, I guess we will see. The blanket is really pretty too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are sooooooooo talented!!! These are beautiful!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful...Your socks look great!..bet it keeps you warm too... hugs..xoxo

Linda R said...

Oh my gosh girlfriend... You are killing me here. I can't even finish one afghan.. I really do love seeing your needle work. Your are really good at it!!

Hugs~

Ros said...

Terrific! ... My Nana always made socks for me ... they were real chunky ones for Hockey and sports ... in fact she knitted just about everything! Your's are so elegant though ... I would wear these with pride! Your crocheting is gorgeous!

Ira Huberts said...

Your socks look great Deb! It's been an awefully long time since I knitted my last socks, must be over 30 years!! I remember the heel being the most difficult part, but once you've got the knack of it it's ok, anyway, you did a great job!! Ira xox

thesnailgarden said...

Well done on knitting your socks, I've never attempted socks as they look so difficult.
I also have that throw pattern. Yours looks gorgeous.
A belated Happy Birthday to Jodie, I know how you feel about the time flying by - my daughter will be 20 next month.
Best wishes, Pj x

Joanna M. said...

Love those adorable socks. My Nana use to make us slippers and matching hats for winter every year! I loved them! Hugs, J

Suzanne said...

Like the socks, looove the blanket. I've seen that pattern before and I can't wait to see the end result!!

Liberty said...

youre very clever id love some socks

matt- said...

The vintage throw is looking gorgeous!!! Nothing better than finally joining the squares together and seeing how all of the hard work has paid off! Its going to look so amazing when its done!!! Matt xxx

ans said...

I love, love the trow you are crocheting. The colours are great! May I ask you wich yarn you using?

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