The Socks with Sarah KAL starts today! This is going to be a fun KAL & the best part is I’m going to knit a bunch of socks this year because of it! YAY!! The official start date is today however, I started this pair of socks in December, did a few rows & then put it down until the beginning of January when I finally finished with holiday gifts & was able to sit & knit something that I wanted. 🙂 And when I saw this KAL being mentioned by some of the other blogs that I follow, I decided to join in. I love-love-love to knit socks, so this now gives me an excuse to knit socks every day!
I just finished sock #1 last night. I’m very happy with the way it came out. I’m knitting the November Socks and it is a 12 row repeat. I’m using Patons Kroy socks Jacquard. I love the yarn & the combination of colors. I don’t know if it is the yarn or the pattern but the sock seems like a nice thick sock! Good & sturdy…LOL
The toe of the sock was done differently than I’ve done before. I was decreasing at the end of each needle, where normally I decrease at the end of one needle & then at the beginning of the next one. I wasn’t sure how this would look and for a minute I thought I was not understanding the pattern correctly. I had to go back and look at pictures. LOL I was afraid that the decrease in the middle of the toe would be bothersome, but it isn’t. And the way it ended up looking is pretty.
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence but it looks like a swirl to me. LOL
Oh, I took a picture of all my needles before I pulled the yarn through. I thought it looked funny! Like helicopter blades! It made me laugh because when I first was learning to knit I used to tell my mom that my needles were flying all over the place like helicopter blades. LOL … You can read that story here if you would like….
The sock fits great & is very comfy!
I love the in & out pattern that this sock has. Now to start sock #2.
I’ve also been slowly working on my sweater. I’m working on the back & have to knit 20 inches. I’m at about 12 inches so far.
I know I’m a slow knitter. 🙂 It will take me forever to finish this sweater, but that’s ok. I don’t have a deadline. Though, you all may get tired of hearing about my sweater…. LOL, I’ll apologize in advance. 🙂
It’s amazing to me to see how quickly some people can knit! My mom used to knit super super fast!! And I follow a few blog friends on Instagram & it is amazing to see how quickly they can knit. Almost everyday there is a new picture of a FO!! Maybe one of these days I will get to be that fast! But for now, I’ll just knit along at my turtle speed. LOL