I recently bought The Sock Knitter’s Handbook by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott. It’s probably one of the most useful knitting books I’ve ever bought, honestly. It’s full of all kinds of advice and techniques for knitting socks from the cuff and from the toe. Now that I’m familiar with the techniques involved in sock… Continue reading Pattern: Tough Stuff Socks
Ugh, I hate how long it takes me to post my WIP and FO entries! My main problem is that when I sit down to take pictures of my projects, I end up deleting them because they come out too dark, among other things. The lighting in my house is just so bad, I think… Continue reading FO: Hermione’s Everyday Socks
I am so unbelievably excited to say that I’m working on this project! I’ve mentioned it before in several entries, but I don’t think I ever told y’all that this was the pattern that made me want to knit socks in the first place. So successfully working on it now makes me feel like I’ve… Continue reading WIP: Hermione’s Everyday Socks
I’ve been terrible about keeping up with my FOs! I don’t have very good lighting in my house so I can only take pictures of my projects during certain times of the day. I’d love to have a lighting set-up eventually, but for now I have to limit my photo shoots to the few precious… Continue reading FOs: Lightsaber popsicle hilts + coffee cup cozies + moar
I’ve managed to almost finish one for realsies sock without any major mess-ups! I turned the heel, picked up stitches, and joined the gusset flawlessly. I even tried the sock on last night; it fit me almost perfectly. The only problem is this pair was supposed to be for my dad. Oops? I’m starting to… Continue reading Do you know a Bigfoot?
When I last posted, I talked about the problems I was having with sock knitting. I’ve been using Kate Atherley’s cuff down training sock pattern and ran into some trouble with the gusset and rejoining after the heel turn. After my last failure, I frogged my unfinished sock and started over. Honestly, I don’t know… Continue reading I did the thing!
For yesterday’s sock practice, I used Kate Atherley’s (top down with magic loop method) training sock tutorial. As always, I made it easily to part 4 of the pattern and somehow messed it up while trying to begin the gusset. I think what I may have done is worked too many rows so that I… Continue reading Sock update!
If I had to name something that I want to learn more than anything else, it would be how to knit a sock. I’ve seen loads of tutorials on YouTube and other parts of the internet; everything from sock knitting with DPNs to the two toe-up on one circular method. Nothing seems to stick, unfortunately,… Continue reading How about some sock knitting?