Monday, September 22, 2008
Some knitters are completely hooked on socks while many others hate them. I was always rather indifferent. I like the result, but I wasn't keen on knitting the same thing twice. Well, now I have the best solution in the world. I checked out 2-at-a-Time Socks from the library and traded some of my yarn for needles on Ravelry and off I went. I started them this Saturday and I must admit I am falling love with socks.
First of all I love this yarn, it couldn't be any more perfect for fall. Also the pattern I chose, since I wasn't super crazy about any in the book, was Monkey from Knitty and I couldn't be happier with it. I haven't gotten to what I'm considering to be the difficult parts yet - such as turning the heal, but I'll tackle that when I get there.
In other news, I recently joined the 21st century. I was never much for reading blogs until I started finding a few here at there that caught my fibery interests, and then I hunted down a few of my friends. I initially just kept the book marks in my public bookmarks on delicious.com (love this site), but last week I took a plunge. I now use google reader, yes, I have enough blogs to read that I have a service to keep them organized and tell me when there are new posts. Truth be told, it is pretty handy. I just hope that my blog is on someone's google reader list.