Whatever happened to your __________?
Write about the fate of a past knitting project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.
Let's talk about the first pair of socks I ever knit. DK weight yarn (Sirdar Denim Tweed), 3.75mm DPNs, and the pattern Campfire. It's an incredibly well written pattern, taking you easily through each stage of knitting the sock in a lovely chatty manner. I just trusted everything this pattern said to me.
Here is the first sock, having completed the leg and the heel flap. I was a little scared when turning the heel, but the pattern said to trust it, and I did.
Phew! It worked! Look at that wonderful hell turn :P My first ever heel turn! So glad I documented it. I carried on with the foot, wondering how I would know when to stop for the toes...
Ooo... about there ish right? For a first sock, its not looking bad!
And here it is, the first sock completed:
And it was a darn good fit! Shame they were never actually intended for me...
Here is my nan, on her 70th birthday, opening her handknit socks. My first pair of knit socks.
She wore them so much. Her partner George would tell me how when she wasn't feeling well, or had cold feet at night, he would go to my nan's sock drawer, get out my socks, and put them on her feet.
My nan told me she would show them off to her friends, who were all jealous that she had a granddaughter who could knit so well. "Socks," they would say, "they were always the hardest thing I would knit."
Sadly these socks have deceased. My nan wore them so much they developed holes, ones so big I was unable to darn them.
Still, at least I know they were loved, and my nan will always be on my "To Knit For" list.
xxx Elle xxx