I got it into my head that I really must learn to knit socks. I've been knitting all my life it seems but had never knit a pair of socks. I'd no idea how to do a heel flap or turn a heel but I was determined to learn. I bought some self striping yarn (no, I didn't do all those color changes!), I watched a very good video on Knit PIcks and went from there. I didn't use a pattern, just the video and it's all straight knit and purl. Here's the result.
Not too bad for a first try. However, these socks have set off a whole new addiction....sock yarn! It is so pretty and wonderful to knit, I've now got quite a stash :-)
6 months ago