Saturday, October 13, 2007

We've come a long way baby!

Finally a knitting post.

In honor of Socktoberfest here are my first socks ever.

They took me a total of a year and a half (2004-2005) and they were the first thing I ever knit.

I think I used lion brand wool ease and size 6 needles. I ran out of yarn on the second toe and they don’t fit me or anyone else that I know of. But, when I finally figured out the heel and finished them, I was hooked on knitting!

Yesterday, I finished a pair of Pomatomus socks!

Wow, what a difference!

Pomatomus by Cookie A
Medium weight Socks that Rock in colorway Puck’s mischief
Knit picks #1 (2.25 mm) needles
Two Socks on two circs.
Mods: I shortened the cuff by one repeat and I adjusted the toe a little.

In between these socks two pairs of socks, I became a “Knitter” found blogs, podcasts and the whole on line knitting community. I started knitting when I was still in the Navy and was looking for something to do that would help me de-stress and also reconnect with my identity as an individual. Now kitting is my primary outlet for creativity and an important part of my life. The last few years have been years of transition and change for me. Knitting has been one constant and a way to connect with people no matter where I am. I don’t know what I’d do without it!

Blog Note:

I have been doing a lot of traveling while I'm here in Germany, so this has kind of turned into a travel blog. However, I will still be posting about my knitting and I expect the knitting to return in full force when I get back to the states. Meanwhile, I have some more travel posts coming up as soon as I can get my pictures sorted out!


Anonymous said...

what a difference a year makes! Lovely P socks. That colorway really works well with the pattern. Your 1st socks aren't that bad either : )

Susan said...

Hey I LOVE your traveling posts and pictures. Keep them coming! Knitting will happen.