Friday, June 27, 2008

Dedicated to Sister Carlson

This post is dedicated to Sister Carlson. The mother of one my oldest friends, (as in she's known me a really long time, not that she herself is old.) And one of my most faithful readers. She posted this comment only a few minutes ago and rather than post a comment back, I'm lazy and going to do it from here.

"Yannette. I have dabbled with knitting and I find it to be very relaxing. Do you have any good tips about making socks? I made a Christmas sock for Clint to Match the machine knitted sock I have for Natalie. I want to start a new one for Duncan. When it gets to the bottom I get stucK. Any advice?"

My advice on knitting is as follows...

Are you sure you want to ask me? I taught myself to knit from a book. I still don't know if I'm doing it right. But if you really want to ask me, I will gladly tell you what I know. As far as socks are concerned, I'm not a huge fan of knitting them. I've only actually completed a stocking, but I'm familiar with the techniques involved.

My advice to just about everyone about everything is Google. Try these tutorials (listed in order of what I think will be most helpful.) Here, here, and here.

When Google fails me, I turn to Youtube.



There are several parts to this video and I'm not going to post all of them.

Now you've got me thinking I need to do a pair of socks too. I think I will make these. Erica, meet your Christmas present. If you hate them, speak now or forever hold your peace. I'm going to pick colors I like- just in case I decide to keep these too.

5 comments:

featherhead said...

Keep these too??? I hope you're not talking about my lizard ridge...

Mayor of CrazyTown said...

No, no, no. The fingerless gloves. Your Lizard Ridge is safe. I'm hating it right now. Stupid short rows.

Natster said...

I love the clarification of one of your "oldest friends"- I was laughing right out loud! :) Thanks for helping my mom! :)

Fred and Char said...

Oh my gosh!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!! YOu are such a sweetie. Natalie just bought me a book on knitting socks and it's shaped like a sock. Oh I'm so excited to begin. LOVE YA LOVE YA LOVE YA!!!!

Fred and Char said...

I love the socks that you are going to make. I can't wait to make some of those as well!!!!!!

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