Sunday, October 01, 2006
First Pair of Socks
TA-DA! My first pair of socks. More like slippers, but what did I know about double-pointed needles, sport weight vs. sock weight yarn, ssk, ssp and which way to re-load stitches after frogging. Not to mention...getting the stripes to match and the "kitchner toe". Nada, zippo, zilch. The entire process was a huge learning curve.
These were made on 3.25 bamboo double-points (48 stitches) with sport weight "yarn" from JoAnns. Never again.
I've purchased a skein from Emily and it's over in my bag yelling, "pick me next"!
So....now here's my problem. I don't know what to change. Do I change the size of needle AND yarn AND number of stitches? I can't find any site that says "do this, this and this" without alot of "if, ands or buts"! I am after a nice weight sock to wear with my crocs to work, semi-casual.