My Minerva sponsored materials this month come in the shape of sock yarn. I know folks, I have embarked on my first pair of socks. I don't know if I particularly want to wear hand knitted socks but I wanted to master Double Pointed Needle knitting. It was one of my new years resolutions.
It is a bit fiddly to get started but it soon gets easier when the knitting gets longer.
I have gone from crocheting a thick wool project to 4ply so it feels very dainty but I enjoyed it.
I am using the beginner sock pattern from Ravelry. So many people have done it and said it is a good pattern for beginners but then I hit some problems and switched to this rather super blog post tutorial by Susan Anderson.
I knit one way back in late July when we were staying with my Aunt and Uncle in their caravan. My aunt started a pair too but she has been hooked and got way ahead of me.
So here is a tah dah! from both of us.
My Aunt sent these little stunners in the post for Little M for her birthday.
The colours of Autumn, I think. I even managed to match up the yarn pattern quite well too.
They are a bit of a tight fit on me but Big Sis loves them so she has put them under her pillow to wear in bed. Would I make some more? Yes I think so but I need to be a bit more generous with my foot length measurement next time.
Here we are playing cozy toes before bedtime.
Thanks for the Autumn inspired yarn Minerva there are so many shades I want to try in this yarn.
Any Tips or pattern recommendations?
There are a lot of beautiful sock knitters out there.