2013 was a banner year as far as learning new techniques, meeting great, helpful, new people online and for actually sticking with a linear project schedule. I averaged around 13 finished items, some required that I step out of my comfort zone. For years, I have wanted to knit socks. *deep breath* I finally finished a pair. With double pointed needles. No cheater-mageeter magic loop technique here; though I must in all honesty add, that I do love it! It has made for some quick and easy hats and mittens.
But I digress. The socks. O, woe is me. I thought I had done something wrong constructing the first sock, but what exactly, I don’t know. I found it fit my daughter’s foot very well, so I endeavored to make the pair for her. I figured, in my faulty way, that if I did exactly what I did the first time, I would get the exact results. You see, I’m not sure what I did wrong, so I couldn’t quite repeat myself. And the second sock came out the way it should have…the first time! Argh! So when we tried on the second sock, I laughed so hard I had trouble standing up.
Eh – live and learn. What this did teach me is that I love me some double-pointed knitting and I got some more sock yarn and a whole pattern book to peruse and drool over!
In the meantime, I have another set of mitts that I’ll be knocking out first. Wish me luck!