15 August 2012

Knitting

I am joining with Ginny and friends for this weeks sharing of knitting and reading.

On the needles this week is my first ever socks. It is growing very slowly. I am knitting these as a Christmas present (yes I know it's only August) for a friend and I plan to knit a pair for my husband too. This is why they are a slow project as I am only knitting them when my husband is not around. For the last eight months he has hardly been home, this month he has been at home pretty much every day!

I was concerned that I would have a ladder using dpns as the last project I made using them, finger puppets for my youngest, they were really obvious. They don't look like they are so I am hoping that I am getting the tension right.


I am still reading the same book as last week, The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford.  I have been really busy this week and reading has taken a back seat.  I am still enjoying it and it is slowly starting to make more sense.

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  1. Clever you (I've never braved socks yet...). They look super!

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    1. Thank you, I haven't got to the heel yet, I believe that is the hard bit.

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  2. Gosh you are generous to make the first 2 pairs for other people! Knit yourself some too, that makes knitting them even more fun :)

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    1. I probably will if these knit up ok, when I have the time!

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  3. I echo what Sarah says - make some for yourself!
    I'm Christmas knitting too, although I can't really blog about it as everyone reads, now.

    I find with the tension/ladders thing that it's better to be too tight than too loose.

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    1. If I enjoy making these I am sure I will cast on a pair for myself at some point!

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  4. Looking good and love the shading in the yarn.

    San x

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    1. I am pleased with the way it has come out, I wasn't sure at first but they are gift for someone who is not into brightly coloured clothes!

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  5. Best wishes on your socks - I have just knit my first pair very recently - so satisfying.

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    1. Thank you, all is good so far, I might be cursing when I get to the heel!

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  6. Congrats on your first pair of socks! You'll find knitting them can be quite addictive. ;-)

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    1. Thank you, I am enjoying them so far but I haven't done the heel yet!

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  7. Yippee for socks!! I blogged about my first pair of socks today too. We are both super heros

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    1. I just hope I can get them finished for Christmas!

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  9. If only my usband wasn't so hot natured. I'd knit him some socks. It's a lovely gesture. You might have to start knitting them with him around and just hope he doesn't ask who they are for!

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    1. You are right I may well have to if it takes too long, but I hope it does not come to that.

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