Christina Myers ~ The Blog

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First Sock April 21, 2008

Filed under: Knitting — christinamyers @ 2:59 am

So I found a great beginner sock pattern on Ravelry and I really wanted to try it because I hear socks are so addicting to make.  So far, those people are quite right!  I’m still slow, so it’s taking me longer than I would like, but so far things are going well.  This is the first time I have tried to knit in the round using DPNs.  It’s not as hard as I thought!  I was so proud of myself:

Cuff with 2X2 ribbing

As you can see, I have the cuff already finished.   The pattern calls for these socks to be really long, but since I never wear tall socks, I am making them more of the ankle variety.  Also, check out my “joints” where my DPNs meet.  I have to say this is what I am most proud of so far.

No ladder!

See how all my stitches are really tight?  I was really nervous that I would have a “ladder” of stitches where the needles meet as I read so much about.  The yarn is kind of crazy, but I honestly didn’t think it would be so neon when I got it.

Neon Yarn

So, I will keep everyone updated on my knitting of the sock.  Hopefully I will have an entire pair when all is said and done.

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An addict April 15, 2008

Filed under: Knitting — christinamyers @ 2:34 am
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OMG – I had to wait two weeks to get my invite, but I finally did. I am now addicted to Ravelry! If you like to knit/crochet you should DEFINITELY become a member. It’s fantastic!

http://www.ravelry.com

I will warn you, there is a waiting list to be invited, but be patient. It is totally worth it!

Oh, and I got some new yarn. It’s cheap, but really pretty.

I’m in the process of knitting a simple shell out of it. I know it’s crazy colors, but it’s so pretty!