I start my first pair of socks

September 3, 2006 @ 9:59 pm
posted by kris

I also started my socks today! My first pair! Since Ingrid (my SP8) sent me that beautiful sock yarn, I found a pattern – just went to the manufacturer’s website and downloaded their free sock pattern and it turns out that I can make a pair with just one hank. My umbrella swift and ball winder haven’t been taken out in awhile (never seem to buy skeins anymore) and I was worried because my swift didn’t open up enough to hold the yarn tightly. But it was ok and I wound it up just fine. The pattern is a very basic ribbed sock. I hate knitting on DPN (double pointed needles) because I always drop them as I’m knitting, and also my stitches tend to be a little loose on the ends of the needles no matter how tight I pull it. But I’m getting somewhere, already 3 inches done! I’m so excited! I’ll have to post “in progress” pictures.

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Comment by carole

Made on Monday, September 4th, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

So glad Michael’s home. I know the support feels wonderful! Anxious to hear about his trip. Funny, but only my boys had tantrums! Go figure. With Denver it was suggested by a neighbor to try what her pediatrician recommended – it’s real simple and it worked. Get a little cool water on your fingertips and flick it in the face. It doesn’t hurt the child. It acts like a shock and breaks the repetetive pattern. The reaction I always got was like an awakening, all was fine and the sun came out again! It’s worth a try. Hope it helps. Love to all Carole

Comment by Ingrid

Made on Monday, September 4th, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

Poor you, having to deal with tantrums! I remember that phase so well – distraction really worked with one of mine (Lily), but Edward was really hard and used to get hysterical. Time out works at home, but is hard when you are out. Sometimes I found just changing the scene, or getting them out of the buggy helped, but I don’t think there are any easy answers! Really pleased to hear you have started some socks – you can knit on circulars using the magic loop method, which I know some people prefer (although I like DPNs myself!) to DPNs. Looking forward to seeing pictures! And, Kris, you are worthy – I really wanted you to feel spoiled, as I didn’t have a moment to do anything when my twins were Rowan and Elijah’s age – I am so impressed with what you do – your blog, all the activities – and in a foreign country! Amazing – pat yourself on the back!



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