Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Very First SOCK!!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Judy Laquidara! After reading dozens of your enthusiastic blog posts where you're knitting or talking about knitting socks, your recent one suggesting that if we want to learn to knit them, we should just get in there and TRY, I finally did it! I Googled "knitting socks on double-point needles" and found a you-tube series by Staci Perry at After finding suitable yarn and needles in a stash of yarn WAY bigger than I ever thought I owned, (I've knitted a lot of scarves!) I was on my way.

The videos were so easy to understand and wonderfully filmed. After printing out the pdf pattern, I sat and knitted for hours! I actually finished one whole sock and was so proud of myself! And I only took a couple of small breaks. . .

. . .  and that's where the problem lies. Only I could injure myself while knitting! I woke up the next morning with a painful knot under my right shoulder blade that rendered me useless for the whole day. My compassionate husband heated the 'rice pack' over and over for me, ran me a hot bath and forced me not to knit or sew all day. I wanted to finish that other sock so badly but he was right, I needed to take a long rest.

It's now 2 days later and my knot is about 90% gone so I tried to knit for an hour this afternoon. Bad idea. I've made an appointment for a massage. . . and promised my husband I'd lay off the obsessive behavior for several days.

But isn't it CUTE?!


Sara said...

Yes, very cute sock! And I love the self-patterninging yarn

Judy Laquidara said...

Very cute sock but that's terrible about your shoulder. I know that sometimes if I sit in a certain position, mostly in the recliner, I end up with sore shoulders but never like you've had. Good luck!

Judy D in WA said...

That Judy, she has a special way of getting us to try things. :)
Congrats on your first cute sock.
Hope you shoulder is back to normal soon. We don't want your right foot to get cold.

NurseBrandy said...

Oh my gosh, that sock is SO cute! Looks like you did a fantastic job on it, too! Want to hear something funny? "Judy D" (comment right above mine) sent me a message with a link to your blog because I'm in nearly the same position you are! Well, up to the point where I'm bound & determined to learn to make socks! I haven't bought the needles or yarn yet, though. This post tells me that I need to try to not knit an entire sock in a single day, so thank you for that. I do hope you feel better very very soon!

Oh, if you get a chance, will you post (or reply to this?) with the links to the video & pattern that you used?

Thanks so much, and feel better soon!

Brandy M., in Vancouver, WA

Diane said...

Oh how cute! I love the sock. I'm sorry about your shoulder/ back. I get that way when I try to machine quilt. Really makes me sad. I bought a sewing table that lets my machine set down in it. I hope that helps.
Knit for a few minutes then rest a few, maybe that will help.

Sharie - Moss Bluff said...

I love your sock. As you know I quilt alot :-) I also crochet. When I was a young girl my mother taught me to knit. I have not knitted in many years. I have been wanting to make socks. I love socks. Living in California, for 30 years, I wore socks with sandals. I still wear socks with sandals. I am sure people in Louisiana (where I now live) think I am nuts. My problem is how do I fit quilting (with a giant stash that needs to be used) and crocheting with knitting too. I wish I could figure out how not to sleep.