I’m knitting!  A sock! A few of us were lucky enough to be taught by Lori, a friend from the LAMQG.  She’s an amazing knitter (we’re talking CERTIFIED master knitter!!) with an even more amazing yarn stash.


It’s slow going on these size 2 needles but I’m enjoying knitting after putting it down for a couple of nonstop quilting years.  Plus I can sit outside in the amazing summer weather and be crafty!  Some times a sewing machine doesn’t cut it…not very portable!  Wonder if I’ll make it to the second sock?

16 Responses to “Socks!”

  1. Annette August 9, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    I learned to knit socks last year; my teacher was not as illustrious as yours – youtube and lots of froggin (rip-it).
    Love that color!

  2. Audrie August 9, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Socks are so fun to knit! Perhaps you should look into the two socks at once method because very often we finish a sock and never quite get round to the second hehe

  3. Selina August 9, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    Look at that colour! You have to make 2!!

  4. Live a Colorful Life August 9, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    that color is amazing!

  5. chris August 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    you can always learn the 2-socks-at-a-time method!! that color is gorgeous.

  6. Jackie August 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    I love to knit as much as I love to quilt. The yarn is gorgeous! What is it?

  7. Georgia August 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Hooray for new knitters and multi-crafting! Your sock-in-progress looks great!

  8. Madeleine August 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    the color of the thread is gorgeous! I love to knit! I even knit on the beach in Cuba this spring!

  9. Amanda Elizabeth August 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    :D! I love this yarn so much!!! every.single.fall for the past 4 years I drop everything and start a pair of socks. I’ve yet to finish a single sock, let alone an actual PAIR.

  10. Lori August 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    That Wollmeise is gorgeous! Yay! It’s looking great…

  11. Esther August 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    That yarn is gorgeous! What is it?

    • Alissa August 13, 2010 at 9:42 am #

      Hi Esther! It’s Wollmeise. So beautiful, right?

  12. Susan being Snippy August 15, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I bought the book, two at a time socks, and finally found a circular needle long enough,but now am stuck at the heel. Maybe I should try one sock and figure out the heel, then go back to the two at a time…

    It is very hot out today, so maybe that is what I will try out. Too hot for anything else…

  13. Wende August 15, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    Wow… the color is so intense, vibrant… lux. Love it.

  14. CitricSugar August 16, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    I just finished knitting two super chunky sweaters on 10mm needles and then started a pair of socks on tiny ones – it takes a little getting used to when making “tiny” progress again. I started the one and then quickly started the second when I realized I probably wouldn’t get the second done unless I was doing them together. But it’s more enjoyable to knit on double-points. It looks really pretty – hang in there until you finish the second. :-)

  15. Janey August 21, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    oh I love making socks..You must try the circular needles that are size two and in a small length for socks.. I love these and only use my dpn when doing the heel and when decreasing stitches for the toe.. I think they go much fast using these and they are made by sachel.

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