You may recall from my post Yarndale, Camping and More, that I treated myself to some sock yarn and double pointed needles when I was there. I haven’t tried a knitting project for absolutely ages (in fact I think my last attempt was the lace cardigan saga!)
I decided, having worked for months on projects for other people, to join in with the sock trend and start on a pair for me. As it was my first pair of socks, it seemed sensible to make them for myself as my feet are always there to check measurements. (I know that’s obvious but there’s nothing quite as disappointing as making something completely the wrong size!)
The first sock took me 2 days to make, and whilst making it I realised why I don’t knit very much. It only had 44 stitches in the round but it’s a lot harder to keep track of them than the 1 stitch you work with at a time in crochet! (Double pointed needles add an extra challenge to keeping all of the stitches where they are meant to be.)
However, I learned a lot about sock construction and picking up stitches, so it was worth doing. The best part was when I tried it on and it was a perfect fit! Now to make another one exactly the same. Wish me luck!