Sunday, 20 December 2015
Hand knitted socks
Tis that time of year again. My knitting needles are clicking happily away on a new pair of socks. It is a bit of an old cliche isn't it? Hand knitted socks for Christmas. Well in truth I have never received a pair as a gift but knowing how much work actually goes into knitting them I would be absolutely thrilled to think that someone cared enough to spend that amount of time knitting me some. I have at long last managed to master the very stretchy cast on. It has made a huge difference to the stretchiness of the rib and now that I am able to knit it I will be using it for any rib stitch a pattern might call for. This is the first sock all finished and I have the second one on the needles. I did read on the pattern that you can just knit a whole wardrobe full of single socks. I think it is a great idea and one I may very well adopt from now on.