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Thursday, April 12, 2018

W.I.P. Wednesday

Well...I am a day late in posting this but hey, there are no rules when it comes to blogging, right?

Yesterday was busy and I never got around to posting so...here goes...

About a week ago, I received an email from Red Heart that they were going to have a "My First Socks" Knit-a-Long (KAL).

I don't especially want to be a sock knitter because I don't wear typical socks due to having lymphedema and normal socks (and shoes) don't fit me - I have to special order them.

Even thought I won't wear these socks (I will gift them), I wanted to learn the technique and I especially wanted to learn how to knit with Double Pointed Needles (DPN) and learn how to knit in  the round.   There are many projects I have passed on simply because I didn't know how to use DPNs or knit in the round so I though this would be a good way to learn.

Marly Bird is teaching us sock knitting newbies how to knit socks (in 6 parts / 6 weeks).  She is a fantastic teacher!! Her methods make it so easy and do-able.

I was a little late getting started because I found out about the KAL on the day it started and I didn't have my supplies.  The yarn used it this project (Chic Sheep) is not available in stores (yet) so I had to order online and wait about 4 days for it to arrive so I am about a week behind everyone else, but that is okay.  Hopefully I can catch up.

Anyway...Here is my progress so far - week 1 completed (the cuff and learning to use DPNs) and week 2 (the leg) in progress.  I am knitting both socks at the same time because I don't want to have the 2nd sock syndrome (where you complete the first sock then don't ever get around to knitting the 2nd one).  This way, when the KAL is over, I will have 2 completed socks. 


 Wish me luck with my continuing challenge on knitting my first pair of socks.

Also...a friend's son is having a birthday this weekend and he wanted a hacky sack.  Apparently hacky sacs are not that easily found in retail stores so his parents ordered some for him but the order won't be here in time for his birthday.  When I googled them, I saw that most were crocheted and thought...heck..I can make one of those so I made this in less than an hour last  night.  It turned out pretty good I thought.  I used the recommended Lentils for the filling but they are too small so I think if I make another one, I will use a little bit bigger bean (maybe black beans).  Anyway...I was happy with it and I hope he is too. 



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1 comment:

  1. Good for you learning to make the socks; they will make a nice gift.
    You did a great job on the hacky sack.

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