Thursday, August 7, 2008

Socks Ahoy!

Most of the skills I have learned have been from going out on random whims. Random being, seeing it for 5 seconds and wanting to do it. Knitting and crochet were learnt side by side one fine final exam period. Cross stitch was learnt just this past month. I learnt how to make bread and fresh pasta early this year; and I'm constantly learning and dabbling with new art mediums with my painting. I learnt how to make sushi. I even learnt how to make a fondant cake after watching the ever wonderful Ace of Cakes on the Food network.

And so, my now my next tackle is to knit a pair of socks! I'm not sure how well it will go over, but I decided that in order to do it right, I should make sure I have everything right in the beginning. So, I decided to get a sock knitting kit from Etsy! Isn't it a pretty green colour?

I had put in an Alchemy request, and the lovely mainwoodsyarn replied, telling me about her lovely kits! It has everything I need to start, and it's nice to know that there's a person on the other side of it in case I run into snags along the way. (Especially since I don't know anyone who knits socks who could help me....well, I think James' mother might know, she dabbles in yarn a lot).

I can't wait to get this kit and get started...I almost wish I went to a store, so I had it right away...but then everything might not work perfectly together...this way is does!


Amanda said...

Awesome! I love knits! I get them off my gramma... I'm hoping for a sweater next, she just gave me a beautiful Christmas afghan this summer. :)

kim* said...

even if you taugh tme i still couldnt do it.

kelly.dee said...

I can knit but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to crochet.