Sunday, January 20, 2013

Knitting socks

I've got quite a few knitting projects on the go at the moment. Partly because again, the lack of proper heating requires creative thinking and dressing. And also because knitting is so very calming.

Well, until at the very end of the 2nd sock I try to knit while I mediate in a major fight between 2 princesses. The result? I get my needles in a a twist and make a mess I can't seem to repair.

It's no use: undo, redo.
Probably something I need to go through numerous times to finally call myself an experienced knitter at some point in my life.


12 comments:

la casita said...

It doesn't look too bad, try to find where the starting point is (follow the initial thread then count down the rows) once you find that you just need to do some math...then divide the stiches into the 3 needles (for example if you have in total 60 stitches, you'll know that on the top should be 30 and on the back the stitches should be divided in half (15/15) once you get your stitches right you can keep going and start the toe decreasing...if you tell me how many stitches you have I can tell you which is the point you should start.
Thank you for your latest message and sorry I didn't reply, here we are on the second round of flu! :(
Keep knitting and don't give ( I know you won't) x Alessandra

la casita said...

give up I mean...:)

Lula said...

Yo he aprendido a hacer calcetines hace un par de meses. He hecho tres pares! Empiezo montando 45 puntos en una aguja y luego paso 15 tejiendo a otra aguja y otros 15 a una tercera.
Para el talón los divido en dos agujas y luego vuelvo a repartir. Para la punta hago menguados calculando más o menos dónde deben ir. Para eso coloca el calcetín como si lo tuvieses en el pie, haz dos menguados en cada esquina, uno correspondería a la parte de arriba y otro a la parte de abajo, así en cada vuelta hasta que tengas un total de 12, 10 u 8 puntos y luego puedes coser con el kitchener´s stitch, hay videos en la red que lo explican. Espero no haberme liado mucho. Te ha quedado un calcetín guapo.
Paz!!

Tanpopo said...

Using this kind of thread is such a clever idea for socks !! I have two kids & I must say that knitting is really relaxing only when everyone is in bed !!

queencake and titangirl said...

i love the colours of these socks. also i am hopeless at knitting and i always have cold feet. could you send them to me, please:))) ?
best from icy berlin,anja

Bichos da Matos said...

I like it! Every night I knit a little bit too :-)

Francesca said...

oh no! infuriating. socks look beautiful though. x

lazybliss said...

good luck with it. i really like that sock.

Alicia said...

preciosos y delicados!

mama-pan | mary frances said...

i knew i really could knit the first time I spotted a mistake, understood how it happened, and was able to fix it.

Amalia said...

Je je... si eres capaz de esto, es que ya conoces las agujas circulares, por las que te preguntaba en tu post de hoy.

¡Son muy chulos los calcetines!

Julia said...

Good luck, don't give up, these will be the most conformable socks ever worn!