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First Sock

June 28, 2008

Toe-Up SockThis is my very first sock ever. I am quite excited, though I truly didn’t ever think that I would want to knit a sock, as I kind of feel that maybe knitting socks an awful lot of time to be spending to clothe one’s feet… But we’ll see, perhaps I will become addicted, as so many knitter seem to! So many of the folks at my knitting circle seem to be making socks, and they would make good xmas presents, so I guess I have to learn!!

The yarn is Knitpicks Palette, which is a wooly wool, not super soft, but hopefully quite durable. I’m knitting just one at a time, because I didn’t want to deal with casting both on at the same time… I’ll tackle that next time. The yarn was part of a splurge to celebrate getting a job – I ordered Knitpicks interchangeable needles, and a bunch of single balls of yarn, to test it out, in case I wanted to order a larger batch sometime. I’m sure that some 1-skein wonders like lacy toques and skinny scarves will be forthcoming!

I used the Magic Cast On described on Knitty here.  It was easy and effective – I like!  I’ll have to use it for starting the bottom of a purse I have in mind…

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