YAAAAY! My First Pair of Socks!

It is my goal this year to learn to knit socks!

Bumbles (The Abomidable Snow Monster )is thrilled with my very first pair.  I haven't the heart to tell him he won't get to keep them because they are destined for Children in Common.

I am almost literally floating on air I am so proud of myself! My sweetie is now convinced I have lost my mind - but I can't help myself!  This is a huge step toward my goal!

You too can learn to make a pair of these adorable infant socks over at Piebird Design Fiber Art Workshop where Mercedes is offering a free online class - Piebird Design Charity Sock Knitting Class.

Diane sent me a link a couple weeks ago and I immediately signed up!  I figured this might be the perfect way to get my feet wet since my skill set begins at knit and ends at purl!  And then there are all those Greek symbols like YO and SST and SSST! 

Your class room experience will begin with a little introduction and list of supplies needed. A downloadable written pattern and six videos cover all you need to know about knitting a pair of infant socks.

I found Mercedes to be quick and thorough in answering my questions.

I did have to google YO and SST but that is the only piece missing right now and I may just be the only person taking the class that doesn't know how to do these very basic stitches.

If you are new to the world of knitting, I recommend taking this class.  It is a great beginning.  And then you can explore other classes she is offering!

Be sure to check out her other blog Kitchen Sink Dyeworks where she shares all things knitting and hand dying and spinning and..."other stuff" like these absolutely amazingly perfect, no wiggly lines anywhere Pysanky! Keep an eye on her shop for gorgeous hand dyed yarns.

I have pink yarn!  Pink booties next!

 

You will get totally addicted

You will get totally addicted to knitting socks now you've done one pair. Try some of the self patterning wool - it's fantastic fun!

Great work on the socks,

Great work on the socks, Pam!! I like to knit, but have never knitted socks. Going to have to try it sometime.

Woo Hoo!!! Yaaaaay!!! Pam

Woo Hoo!!! Yaaaaay!!! Pam wins her first GOLD medal for her socks!!!! (Yes the Olympics are over, but the Para Olympics are on until tomorrow :)) So the Olympic theme is still valid :)))

I KNEW you could do it, Pam!! I'm so proud of you!!!!!

Pam, this is a pure delight!

Pam, this is a pure delight! And you are so funny!

I can't WAIT to see the pink booties. Tell your sweetie I'm so excited I may just fall over!!!

YAY! Spirit fingers! Socks

YAY! Spirit fingers! Socks are my FAVORITE thing to knit, and there are so many great sock yarns out there. Welcome to the coven, Pam.

Way to go, Pam! They look

Way to go, Pam! They look great.

LOL, Pam! Congrats on the

LOL, Pam! Congrats on the first socks. Bumble looks so happy, but I am sure he will be willing to share!
I taught myself to knit about a year and a half ago (thinking I was the last crafter on earth not knitting). I can make a mean rectangle, and made a couple of caps,but have not been brave enough to try socks. This looks like a great way to jump in. Thanks for sharing!

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