Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill.
For a really long time?
Knitting socks has been on my learn to do list for years!
I have knit three things before-
a bag and dishcloth-- following directions,
and an Icelandic sweater with a teacher helping me.
But, I love the knit socks I have seen and wanted to try some.
On my trip I went into a yarn shop who had a sign about a
two days before I arrived :-(
As I was bemoaning my timing, the sales person said,
"Oh Jen will be in tomorrow, she can
teach you then."
So I picked out some yarn and needles.
And they wound it into lovely, calorie-free cakes.
The next day I came back and Jen started me off.
I tried to keep the stitches looser than my usually snug fit.
After a morning of stitching, I had it completed to the toe.
She was a very patient teacher!
I returned after my delightful lunchtime flight,
and Jen showed me how to do the toe.
By that night I had the first one finished.
The second one I did entirely on my own.
Yes, they are a little loose,
a little loopy,
and way to big for the little person I intended them for.
They were so small that it was a fairly quick travel project.
But, I will admit that I was awfully happy with the
pair when I finished
while waiting at the connecting airport!
Luckily I had yarn with me to practice on another pair--
one size smaller.....
Plymouth Select DK Merino Superwash 50 Grams/130 YDS
Size 2 DPN