Man is it cold and wet outside. This just makes a girl happy that she didn't have to go and work in this today.
Right now Miss "P" is having a nap, so I made a hot cup of tea, and thought I would share Miss Lolly's Socktoberfest questions:
When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
I started making socks about 15 years ago. I taught myself with a very basic pattern.
What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time?
My first pair was with Koigu handpainted sock yarn. You would think a girl would start with a less expensive yarn, but I had to have it. Unfortunately I did wear holes in the bottom of the heels because I wore them so much, probably about 5 years later. I thought they stood up quite well.
What would you have done differently?
I don't think I would have done any thing differently, they were the best socks. They just made me want to make more.
What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
I have enjoyed almost every yarn I have knit with, Regia, Opal, Lana Grossa, etc.
I have some Trekking to try and I would like to try Socks that Rock.
Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
I prefer to knit my socks on DPN's. I have tried circs and the Magic Loop method and didn't care for them much.
Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)
I like the flap (dutch heel). I find the short row heel doesn't fit as well.
How many pairs have you made?
I have probably made 30 or so pairs (for myself and gifts). I never really kept track.
These are the ones in my personal drawer.
This is my sock stash right now.
Here's is Julie's new project I'm almost ready to put it together and felt it.
Can you guess?
And these are my new Cherry Tree Hill socks.
Next week I have the whole week off from work.
Mr D has gone hunting with the boys and Miss "P" is coming to stay with me because Momma is going to Winnipeg to see her friend and Daddy has to work all week. I'm not sure how much knitting will get done, she has a lot of fun things planned for us to do.