Tuesday, May 16, 2006
What am I doing?
I ordered sock yarn. Am I out of my mind? I have no clue how to knit socks, and when I got this in the mail I was totally intimidated by how thin this stuff is. I don't think I've used knitting needles smaller than a size 5, and this calls for #1-3. Aaaaaaaagh! There are plenty of sock knitters out there in blogland, but I don't know a soul in real life who has ever knit socks. So, in honor of my knitting friend's birthday, I bought her some sock yarn too so I can drag her into this crazy endeavor with me. Will she use it? I don't know. But at least I can say I tried.
And, because I'm all about packaging, I made a little linen pouch to put it in. It's like a little lined pillowcase with a ribbon around it. The little applique looks like it's too high, and it is when you tie it with the ribbon, but I was thinking that if she wanted she could fill it up with buckwheat, sew the ends together and make a little buckwheat pillow out of it. Wouldn't that be cute?
I checked out a book from the library, Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch (thanks for the recommendation, Heather!). I hope that provides me with the info I need to get started. I guess I won't know for sure until I get going. PLEASE feel free to share any recommendations for easy sock patterns out there...I need all the help I can get.