14 March 2014


Last week, fresh off the heels of making my first adult cardigan I stumbled upon a lovely group on ravelry called friends of Sarah. Sarah, the moderator came up with a pretty cool idea that is perfect for me. She is running a kal that is focused solely on socks. Everyday for the entire year you are to knit socks. My first reaction was WHATTTTT knit a pair of socks a day for a year? Hell no!!! Good thing I didn't dismiss the KAL without reading it through. Instead of what I initially thought, there is a more feasible challenge....everyday you work on the sock that is on your needles at your own pace. If you want to knit a row a day then that's what you do. If you want to knit half a sock a day, guess what? You can do it. This is perfect for me. I've never used sock yarn to knit socks before... This has been on purpose. I am a quick knit type of knitter....I love instant gratification projects....sock yarn doesn't allow for that to happen at the turtle speed at which I knit. Butttt 2014 is a year of trying new things, of not imposing limitations on myself...armed with luxury sock yarn by loops& thread, my karbonz knitter's pride US1.5mm ciruclar needles, YouTube videos and a simple enough pattern; I accepted the sock challenge. So far it's not as bad as I had expected it to be. I even learned how to do magic loop. Pretty nifty little trick to now have in my bag of tricks. I am completely smitten with my karbonz needles....they are incredibly light and flexible. They made me feel like I was knitting much faster than I usually do. I wish I had them in every size and length. I was a bit bummed having to switch to my bamboo dpns after the gusset decreases were complete.....is there a way to avoid the switch? Probably .... Have to do some research

- Cee

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