This post should be considered a work in progress, like its subject -- socks!
So many of my friends knit socks and swear it's the most addicting thing in the world, more fun than any other project. "You must try it," they say. "You'll love it."
Never mind that I'm used to working on VERY large needles with wool to felt things and the thought of working on needles smaller than a rat-tail comb curdles my blood.
But when my friend Nancy made me socks for Christmas, I discovered -- there is no sock better or more comfy than a hand knit one.
So, it was off to Imagiknit for a sock class!
My teacher was Deby Lake, who designs patterns for -- I think -- Universal knits. She was a talented woman (who was working on these dolls, which cracked me up!)
She calls the boy Pierre, the girl Tina.
Well, after a couple hours of knitting, I had about three inches of sock. Now I have about 8 inches, and it's time to turn the heel. A tad terrifying -- we'll see!
For a little extra inspiration, I trotted down the street to an exhibit at the Gaylord Arts Center of fiber works.
Lots of sock inspiration.
This wedding dress was gorgeous, but over the top (and a little heavy). The knitter was selling it used for $2,000. I don't think I could have parted with it after all that.
There were some other fun fiber bits.
I've also been plugging away on a scarf with some gorgeous yarn I bought last month in Cleveland and bought enough wool for two new purses -- on BIG needles! And yes, I did knit every day after that -- and I still am!
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