However, this time I have actually gotten to the point of purchasing yarn!
Now, I am well aware that this is cheap yarn and probably not worth the time and effort I will put into the projects, but I didn't want to put a lot of money into something that I may not be able to do. All of these were on sale - one pair was even on closeout and dirt cheap! The needles are not what I really wanted either. Those Harmony wooden needles at Knit Picks in beautiful colors in the shorter 6" size.... oh yes, I drooled over them!!! But I picked these up at Joann's with a coupon, and they will do until I decide whether sock knitting is something I will be doing for the long term. =^..^=
One thing that has kept me back is finding the right pattern to start with. I need something easy enough for a beginner, but I want the sock to fit! I don't want some big, bulky clunky sock that bunches up in my shoes. So I need a good, well-designed pattern, but easy. I downloaded a few from Ravelry and picked one that I may try. Then I saw a really cute pair of socks on Paula - The_Quilter's blog and really liked the look of their shape and simplicity. You can go HERE to her blog to see them. (I didn't want to show her pictures without permission). Her pattern uses circular needles, so I'm off this weekend to get a pair of those so I can try it out!
In the meantime, I have been practicing my stitching and tension with these fun and quick dishcloths! Here are a few more to add to my portfolio :*) And they are actually square LOL!!!
Now I'm finding myself left with little bits of Sugar & Cream yarn, so I downloaded a cute and free Soap Saver pattern from Ravelry to use up those bits :*) Isn't this adorable? And I bet it's a quick project!
|Photo from Ravelry - designed & knitted by Danyel Pink|
I'm hoping to start my first pair of socks sometime this weekend!
So what's on your needles? Share it with us at Judy's Patchwork Times!
Hugs & Blessings!