I have knitted a lot of things and would call myself a rather experienced knitter but I have never knitted socks before. Mittens yes but socks know. Why? Well I never really got the hang of the heel knitting thing. I started on both pair of socks and knitted as far as the heel…..then it was time to call in a professional – Anna!
This is Anna. She is one of my best friends, a fabulous person and a great creator of all kind of stuff among which is knitting socks! So when I sent up my smoke signals there she was spending an entire afternoon trying to teach me. We sat side by side knitting a sock each taking one step at the time.
- Now you have eight stitches left on your fourth needle Anna said.
- Eh, nope. I have nine…..I said.
Big sigh from me and laughter from Anna and then we had to start all over again. She has patience my Anna but then she used to be a teacher. 3 hours, a zillion cups of tea later and by the time Anna had to leave for home both heels where knitted. Now I can continue on my own.
Anna you rock !!!
In my last post I wrote about being a full member of knit your own sandals brigade. The meaning of that is sort of different of course but if you where to take it literally well I wouldn’t produce a lot of sandals would I. For obvious reasons.
Have a great day!
PS Sorry that I am being a bit low on the blog posting level right now. I am flying on the wings of OWOH and I’m kept busy with reading fantastic Blogs. See you in a while…