Wednesday, April 14, 2010


These are NOT my finished objects, I am sad to say. In fact this is the work of a total newbie who just learned to cast on 3 weeks ago. Seriously. When a non-knitting co-worker came and asked me to teach her how to knit socks I had to hide a little laugh at her beginner's ambition. As we all know socks are HARD. At first. I totally discouraged her and put her to work knitting cowls in the round and back and forth on garter stitch dishrags. But she showed me. On returning from spring break she produced this adorable little sock that she made following the directions she found on You Tube and Ravelry. She even managed to change colors after I told her not to. Not yet, anyway. I have seen so many beginning knitters crash and burn that it just seems to make more sense to encourage them to start slow. Very slow. Not anymore.


  1. Wow! That's a great picture. I like how you arranged them in place.It looks like very professionally done. I would like to give you a big shout-out for inspiring me to learn more about knitting. The more your finished projects and equipments I saw in your blog and bags, the more motivation I get from you to keep doing it. I am blessed to have a great teacher like you to give me a good start. I took some pictures to show the little process when I was knitting the sock. I will post them on Ravelry ASAP. By the way, what's that little blue thing that you placed in the sock and where can I get it?^.^

  2. That blue thing is a sock blocker. It shapes your socks while you dry them. I got them from Knit Picks.
    Thank you for the kind words. We all learn from each other!