So, I finally finished my first pair of socks tonight. It has been a long slog, but I am happy to say they are done, they fit and it seems they are warm; because warm is what I want in this 80 degree New York weather.
I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but I can only say this is a pair of socks only their knitter could love; and love them I do.
Anyway, I got much much better from the start of sock one to the toe of sock two so in interest of having a good to-go project I am rolling into another pair of socks using a "Trekking pro natura" 75% wool 25% bamboo mix in the 1600 color lot. I hope they come out well because it seems that "MotherKnit" will be getting a pair of socks for her birthday or Christmas. The last time I was home she kept touching and admiring a certain sock yarn of mine. Really folks, I CAN take a hint, it just takes a while and some artful work with an anvil.
Going on a field trip tomorrow so I should have plenty of time to work on my bamboo and wool socks.
Have a good day
Knitting in the Bronx.
I was interested to read gryphon00's entry about his new frame and wires. Does anyone know if it is possible to make blocking wires? I'm thinking some sort of steel or stainless steel wire cut to appropriate lengths and the ends would need to be smoothed. I read about a man who made his own steel needles, so I suppose finding the suitable wire would be the way to start. Any ideas?