Thursday, January 24, 2008

Another First Ever

I've spent the last three Wednesday nights driving to Madison, Wisconsin taking a class to learn to knit socks. Madison is a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from my house. I guess I'm a bit possessed but when I want to learn something, I'll go just about anywhere to take the class.
I learned how to knit socks on a circular needle instead of on double pointed needles. It's actually a pretty cool method called the "Magic Loop". Here's a picture of my first ever sock.


It was actually a practice sock to learn the method. The pink yarn was used in the toe to learn a method of invisible seaming. In the real thing, you would use matching yarn.




This is the sock that I'm making that will (I hope) fit me. This shows the sock on the circular needle. I'll post a picture of the pair when I finish them.

Next week, I'm taking a class to learn a quilt that has been driving me crazy. I've been trying to help a friend make a quilt called "Rootbeer & Cotton Candy". I have never had so much trouble with one quilt in my life. It's a double square in a square and for the life of me, I can't get it to come out right. The lady who wrote the pattern is teaching it so hopefully I'll get it to come out correctly.

Thank you to all who commented on my first blog. I really enjoyed reading your comments.

Thanks for visiting,

Coleen



1 comment:

Bren said...

I can't wait to see the finished pair!!!
Let us know how the class on Saturday goes.