Oct 13, 2006
Yarn = Yay!
- When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
I started making socks about five months ago. I taught myself with some help from Linda at The Tail Spinner. Just picked a pattern and followed the directions.
- What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time?
They were Pom Squads in purple Sassy Stripes from Cascade. I haven't uh...actually worn them out because I did the bind off too tightly. *sheepish grin*
- What would you have done differently?
Obviously the bind off
- What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
I love Knit Picks yarn, and Mama E's yarn. It's delicious. Going to try some Bamboo sock yarn from Regia. :)
- Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
It depends really. I like the DPNs for lacy patterns, or when it divides evenly, and the Magic Loop when I'm doing two at once. That is usually for simpler patterns. I don't crochet them or use two circs though.
- Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)
Flap I think. My short rows always look lame to me.
- How many pairs have you made?
Hmm...3 for myself, 2 pairs of baby socks, and 1 pair for Jamie. So far, that's 5. I have 4 more in mind right now, 3 of which are Christmas presents.
Alright, so...I got my KnitPicks yarn!! YAY! I tried to hook up my webcam to take a shot for you, but can't find the installation software. So, you get another lame camera phone picture. I'll describe the yarns to you:
Wool of the Andes in Fern, Avacado, and Fog
For Dad's Mancala board
Essential Sock yarn in Flint, and Gulfstream
For Aaron's Knucks and Mom's socks
Palette in Pool
For Aunt Marcie's slipper socks
Telemark in Pesto
For Justin's Knucks
Merino Style in Cinnamon
For my Knucks
And two sets of DPNs, size 0 (2mm) and 3(3.25mm)
This was all very exciting to me. Now I just can't wait to get that bamboo sock yarn!! OMG! I'll pee myself...maybe...not really. I might just cuddle it. lol
Matty's (or Daniel's) Knucks are OTN right now. I know what I'll put on Daniel's.
All♠ Aces. What do you think? Not sure on Matty's yet, or Justin's or Aaron's for that matter. Alright, off to go work on those some more.