Not really doing a lot of sewing right now. I'm in Christmas present mode and while looking for a new hat brim pattern for one of my little ones, I stumbled across a pattern for knitting socks from the toe up using the Turkish or Eastern cast on method. I was very intrigued so I decided to try. Wow, I had to try it several times before I got it right, I'm not sure trying to learn it with super fine yarn and size 3 dpn was the smartest thing, but I finally got it. If you are curious there is a wonderful video on YouTube that explains it better than the directions that came with the pattern.
One of the reasons knitting socks intrigues me is because I have very heavy calves and can NEVER find knee socks that fit. So now I'm trying to make a pair that will. I knit a gauge swatch so I know how many stitches are in an inch. When I get to the part of the pattern where the leg is being formed I'm going to do some math to figure out how many to add.
I'll keep you posted on how it's coming.
1 month ago