Wednesday, March 24, 2004

The Socks

Well I have foresaken all other projects to work on my socks. I am having a great time learning this new method, and I have now fulfilled one of my many New Years Resolutions. In case you don't remember the resolution was to learn a new knitting tec hnique. Well at least I know I accomplished one of them! I have to say, Queen Kahuna's book makes learning this very easy. Even though casting on was tricky I still managed to get it done. Here is what it looks like when you cast on.

See that doesn't look so hard does it? I think the really tricky part is getting the first row done. The needles and stiches can get twisted if you aren't careful. Once you get a couple of rows done it is smooth sailing. I am now aproximately 2 1/2 inches into the cuff of the sock and it is no longer akward. Here is a picture of my progress thus far.

Like I said before the socks are going to be very simple. I'll delve into more complicated patterns for the cuff once I get a hang of this method. I'll keep posting my progress. Hopefully it won't be too long before I'm showing a picture of the next step. Until then I'll enjoy a bit of mindless knitting. It can be quite soothing.