Try Try Again :: Knitting ::

Wednesday, 28 January 2015


Socks... Handknitted socks. How many times have I commented on other blogger posts saying that I had never tried to knit socks. In fact I tried, at the end of last year, and failed - it was bad, so bad that I could not feature the project on the blog. 

I needed to get over this epic fail and try again. This time I decided to follow a pattern to the letter - same yarn, needle size and even similar colour coordination. Not leaving a lot of room for another failure. This year (month? - ok maybe not) I will have knitted my first socks. It is written on this blog, and therefore it will happen - and I will have cute pictures of handknitted socks on my feet. 


And you know what, I cannot wait! 

17 comments:

  1. Yay! I cannot wait either! And the grey and white is a personal fave, looks awesome.

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  2. handknit socks are such a luxury, they look like they're going to be beautiful & squishy !!

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  3. They look great so far! You can do it. Can't wait to see your new socks.

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  4. Lookin' good so far! I love the grey and white together.

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  5. Of course you can do it! Have you searched on Youtube yet for instructions on knitting the heel and gusset, that's what got me through it! Good luck!

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  6. Looks grat so far! I use Churchmouse Yarns basic sock pattern. Love it

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  7. socks, my first two pairs knitted up huge even though I made the toe length shorter. My husband wears the ones knitted for me! The socks for my daughter were knitted to the same instructions but on a much smaller needle size - perfect and really firm rather than soft which she likes. But ..... will I always only be able to knit socks for her?????? Have to have another go.

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  8. Oohhh so exciting! I love handmade socks, they are so pretty. Should you enjoy it I will pay you to make me a pair ;)

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  9. so far, so good!!! (BEWARE: socks are terribly addicting. If you want to avoid the sock-addiction, you better stop now.)

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  10. You can do it! Once you get your first pair of socks out of the way, the rest are gravy!

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  11. amazing!! I'm not a natural sock knitter either, perhaps this is the year of the sock? They look like they will be very cozy.

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  12. I like the idea of a year of the sock!!! I am yet to try one as well!

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  13. I think everyone's first attempt at socks is disastrous; I usually make all the mistakes on one, so I have lots of odd pairs of one good/one bad. They'll be super cosy when they're done; just think how grateful your feet will be! :)

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  14. Have fun - they look marvellous already :)

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  15. I can see from the photos they are going to be gorgeous :)

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