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Sunday, January 14, 2007

My Latest Obsession

I want to knit socks! Everyone else is knitting socks. I want to knit socks.

Fun, funky, bright, warm, useful socks. I am going to make socks. Only problem--I don't know how to knit. I don't have time right now to take a class so I am teaching myself to knit.

I am making dishclothes. Do you know that there are a gazillion free dishcloth designs on the web. I Googled free dishcloth designs and opened a few pages where I found Knitting Pattern Central whick led me to the Dishcloth page. So on my next trip to town (so I made a special trip--I have a new obsession!), I bought some cotton yarn, some knitting needles and a teach me to knit book. I'm doing pretty good. I am on dishcloth #5 now. I gave one away and am using one. I also picked up a few more balls of cotton yarn.

I'm getting braver. I am actually following a pattern now and I'm doing a pretty darn good job. Only problem is my arm. There seems to be muscles in there that haven't been awake for a while and constant knitting is playing havic with them. Today I will try to rest my arm a bit but tomorrow they will work! I need to knit. I want to knit socks!

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Sheila said...

Good luck with the knitting! I've never made dishcloths, but they look kind of fun?

I learned to knit when I was 6, never really made (finished? haha) anything of consequence, and had put it away for many years. Started my first pair of socks after seeing them pop up everywhere online recently. I'm nearly done with the first sock, but I don't work on it daily either.

You are smart to learn knitting on something else first, but from the looks of your blog & projects, you won't have any trouble picking up this new hobby.

I did learn socks from detailed instructions and pictures online, so let me know when you want some directions.

Vanessa said...

Yes, yes! An RR retreat to knit socks... I am so there!
You are doing great on the dishcloths, and they are so handy to have. I love hand knit dishcloths, they soak up everything. Hugs!