I Can't Knit Socks

Fairly new to knitting, the ever popular knitted sock continues to frustrate and confuse me.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My first sweaters

These are the first and only sweaters that I have made so far. They are the Weasley Sweater from Charmed Knits. They didn't turn out the way I had hoped, but my boys still wear them :) I definately learned the importance of swatching. These sweaters turned out way too big. I guess my boys will be able to wear them for years to come. Plus, when I was making them, I didn't really understand what drape meant. These sweaters are very stiff. They could practicly sit up on their own. I used Bernat Soft and Chunkee yarn. I am actually half way through my third one but don't have the heart to finish because I know it will be a disaster like these. I want to start over with the right gage and a better yarn. Maybe I will start with one for me.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My "first attempt" at socks

Technically, this is my second attempt at knitting socks. My first attempt didn't get past the cast on. Those tiny dpns frustrated me so much. This time, I decided to try knitting two socks at a time on two circular needles, as explained in "Knitting Circles Around Socks."

I thought it might be a good idea to knit two different color socks . . . to try to save some confustion.

I didn't get very far before I frogged it. I tried several times.

Then, my dog got ahold of my ball of yarn while I was in the bathroom.

So, after rewinding the balls, I started again, on DPNS! Here is my sock so far. We'll see how far I make it.