Sunday 27 January 2013

Next Step Sock Knitalong............ Week 1

Hello there, I hope you are all having a good weekend, the sun is shining here and there is no trace of the heavy snow, we'd had. It literally disappeared overnight !!!!!
A couple of weeks ago as I was having a look through Ravelry, I saw that Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch was having a sock KAL called Next Step Sock, starting on the 24th January. I have only knitted one pair of socks before which was a Rowan Sock Kit and a very basic rib and stocking stitch.

I think it was all meant to be as the day before I'd been looking through Knit Now Issue 17 and I saw a gorgeous sock pattern called Regency socks by Rachel Gibbs. I kept looking at the pattern and thinking I probably couldn't do them so this KAL gave me the shove to have a go.

I had the perfect yarn in my stash which was The Natural Dye Studio's Dazzling 4ply/sock in 'Quetzalciatl'.
My husband bought me a ball winder for Christmas and I love using it, I haven't got a swift so I put it over the back of a chair and started winding. Everytime I use it the song 'Wind the Bobbin Up' that I use to sing to my girls, pops into my head, lol.

The day came for us to all start our socks, I got on You Tube to remind me how to knit in the round using DPN's and I was away.

These are the socks I'm making and this was my first day progress, not a lot but was pleased I'd got the hang of DPN's. I got my 'Believe' sign in the photo just to remind me that I can do it.

It's day 4 today and I've nearly finished the leg.

It's a slow process for me but I'm really enjoying the pattern, I'm getting to the hard bit now, the heel so I'll get back onto the You Tube video's and with the help from the lovely ladies on the Ravelry Group, I'm sure I'll do it.

If you want to take a look at the socks that the other lovely ladies are knitting, check out Sarah's link post, here.

Thanks for looking, hopefully I will have finished my first sock by next week's post. Have a great Sunday.



Joanne said...

They are GORGEOUS!!!! That yarn looks so soft.
I am so very envious of your ball winder!! I have to use my sons or husbands hands to hold the skein while I try and wind it into a ball!!! xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looking good!! Can't wait to see it done!

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

Beautiful. Love your choice of yarn and pattern so much! Thanks for joining in xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful yarn and pattern, your socks are going to look fab Deb! Ira x

Stella said...

But this little peek of the progress looks promsing.

Stella said...

I meant promising:)

Unknown said...

I would love to knit a pair of socks. Someday maybe.. Looks like your off to a great start. I just love what you have done so far.


Joanna M said...

So pretty and looks so warm during a cold snowy night! Hugs, Joanna

Ros Crawford said...

What a clever gadget ... and your socks look lovely ... my Nana used to knit socks for me ... she knitted just about everything!

Stefanie said...

Wonderful start, Deb!

Saxo Stamper said...

Wow, aren't you clever, I love your sock - it's looking fabulous.

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