omg x 3!

OMG – I knitted a sock!

OMG – I followed a pattern!

OMG – I used yarn with nylon in it!

I know, it’s amazing isn’t?! So amazing I couldn’t wait til I knitted the other one to blog about it.

I’ve never knitted anything in the round before, so obviously haven’t used double pointed needles before. A bit tricky to start with, then a bit annoying at times when they got in the way… but for the most part they were pretty to easy to get used to.

I’m sure most of you know by now I’m not good at following patterns (and recipes), but… prepare yourselves… I actually followed this pattern to the very last stitch! Incredible no? Just quietly, I even surprised myself.

And I had to use a yarn with nylon! So everyone kept telling me anyway. All the sock yarns had nylon in them so I figured I best go with the flow as a sock yarn maker knows best right? Especially as I’ve never knitted socks before – best to do the first one by the book. Of course I may experiment with this once I see how the first pair wear, hold their shape etc…

I love the colours in this yarn and natural stripe effect it gives the sock. The yarn is a lovely blend of 50% alpaca, 30% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% nylon and is hand painted. Luxurious hey? I figured if I’m going to spend all that time making socks then I want them to be special. My one and only sock is feather light and so fluffy soft to touch. Can’t wait to wear the pair of them!

Ok I’m off now to have a go at knitting the other one… exactly the same… I hope!