I was planning on posting lots of pictures, including my sock in progress and the yummy roast chicken I made for dinner last night, but my palm (with camera!) won’t hotsync all of a sudden, so…not so much.
I really need to break down and buy a digital camera at some point.
So instead of pictures I give you–Lolly’s Socktoberfest Questions!
When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
I started making socks on a whim about a year ago. I’d always wanted to make them, but my Nanna, who taught me to knit, insisted they were too hard. I started with Fuzzy Feet, then finally took the plunge and made a single sock from an online pattern. Mostly, I just looked stuff up online and occassionally asked someone at my LYS for help.
What was your first pair? How have they “held up” over time?
My first complete pair were gifts, for my aunt. I gave her 2 pairs, and I assume they’ve held up ok.
What would you have done differently?
I would have made the first pair for me! Honestly, though, I would have picked a different yarn. I made the first pair out of Lion Brand Microspun, to be slipper socks in horrendously bright colors (they were christened the Jimmy Buffett Socks) which splits a lot. I would have chosen a better yarn.
What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
I haven’t tried that many different yarns. I like Knitpicks sock yarn, and I made a really cool pair of fuzzy warm sleep/slipper socks for my Mom out of Moda Dea Dream.
Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
DPNS all the way! I can’t imagine crocheting socks (crochet often confuses me) and I hate Magic Loop. As for 2 circs….I can’t imagine the odds of me finding 2 circs in the same size with nothing on them. Probably about the same as Isreal and Palestine all of a sudden deciding this feud is awful silly and, hey, let’s forget about the whole thing and have some tea instead.
Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)
I’ve always done a heel flap. If I ever run across a pattern with a short-row heel, I’ll let you know what I think. :)
How many pairs have you made?
Let’s see…2 for my aunt, 1 for my Mom, 1 pair for myself, and I’m halfway done with another pair. And I have very lofty goals for Socktoberfest!
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