It was that kind of a day – rainy and lovely and quiet. Just begging for a hot coconut mocha and knitting.
I have decided to try my hand at socks. Or hands, actually, as I’m not sure I could do it one-handed. I’ve been feeling the sock urge coming on for awhile now and while at Borders this weekend taking advantage of a birthday gift card and their Educator Appreciation Week, I picked up this book. It does not have a beginner sock pattern, but I feel like I know enough (and know of enough resources to help me through the difficult bits) to give it a shot.
I visited the knitting store today to buy some yarn and was talked out of sock yarn (I’m totally OK with that) and into buying a beginner’s sock pattern (which I wish I hadn’t done – there must be a free one online, no?). As it turns out the pattern is horribly complicated – or perhaps annoyingly simplified, depending on how you look at it – and I am back to my original idea of just winging it by following the directions in the book.
All that to say, simply, I’ve begun. You can follow my progress on Ravelry if you have an account and if I remember to post my progress.