Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
luvmykid28
Turning the Heel
 
luvmykid28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Irving, Texas
Posts: 507
Thanks: 355
Thanked 182 Times in 154 Posts
Look out socks, I'm here...
Well I finally did it. After many months of thinking about it, I cast on my 1st pair of socks. I am using magic loop to knit the "Man Socks" for the book Closely Knit. I choose this pattern, cause A) I have the book, B) it used worsted weight yarn, C) it is a simple ribbed sock & D) I want to make men's socks for the men in my family for Christmas.

I tried to use the 2 socks on 2 circs method, but it seemed a bit tricky for me to CO for both. I will try that method after I get this pair of socks under my belt, cause I enjoy using 2 circs to knit in the round. I have a book for this, but I only get confused by written directions. I prefer video.

So far so good, although I'm only 3" into the top of sock #1. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
__________________
Knit On...

I have three passions:
1. My husband
2. My daughter
3. Knitting
Everything else can wait.
luvmykid28 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-30-2009, 05:32 AM   #2
KnittingNinja
Ribbing the Cuff
 
KnittingNinja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Neptune
Posts: 32
Thanks: 13
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Send a message via AIM to KnittingNinja
Rock on! Knitting the first pair of socks is a truly magical experience, you're gonna have lots of fun! It's very ambitious of you to forgo DPNs and go straight for the magic loop, I'm very impressed. Congratulations!
__________________
"In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."
-- Ellen DeGeneres


In Progress: Pair o' socks, mixing and matching left over sock yarn.
Up Next: Crazy scarf for my sister is Seattle
KnittingNinja is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KnittingNinja For This Useful Post:
luvmykid28 (07-30-2009)
Old 07-30-2009, 08:37 AM   #3
cacunn
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: state of total confusion
Posts: 1,866
Thanks: 1,298
Thanked 1,103 Times in 826 Posts


Remember there is only one stitch in knitting and yes there are hundreds of variations by it sound like you are using the basic stitches. This will make sock knitting very easy.

You also should check the videos here there are a number dealing with socks. The heel turn is shown in a video which should help if you are a visual knitter.
__________________

cacunn is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cacunn For This Useful Post:
luvmykid28 (07-30-2009)
Old 08-05-2009, 12:34 AM   #4
luvmykid28
Turning the Heel
 
luvmykid28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Irving, Texas
Posts: 507
Thanks: 355
Thanked 182 Times in 154 Posts
sock #1 done
I finished the 1st sock just a few minutes ago. Yay me...

I ended up switching to DPNs like the pattern called for cause I wasn't sure how to make it work using magic loop. I am very pleased with myself...This pair is for DH and he tried the sock on, it fit perfectly He then said, "I want you to make all my socks. Can you make them with thinner yarn?" I told him yes and said I wanted this pair to be my Christmas test pair.

When I cast on the 2nd sock I used the DPNs and actually was able to knit the 1st round without twisting the sts. That is also an accomplishment for me. I CO the 1st using magic loop and I knit it ML for about 3" before changing to DPNs...I think when I get the hang of socks, I will go back to ML or 2 circs, cause I prefer knitting in the round those ways better. But at least I know I can use DPNs if I must...
__________________
Knit On...

I have three passions:
1. My husband
2. My daughter
3. Knitting
Everything else can wait.
luvmykid28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 08:14 AM   #5
tinamac
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just finished my first pair of socks last night and its a GREAT feeling!!

I have only started knitting again recently , i done it for a bit as a child, and I am really enjoying it.

Using the DPNs was great. I cant wait to make more socks now.
I am so happy with the first sock, with the second i can see something like a line going through the bottom of the sock from what i assume is from where the needles meet.

apart from that i am very proud of my first pair of socks!!
tinamac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 07:45 PM   #6
cacunn
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: state of total confusion
Posts: 1,866
Thanks: 1,298
Thanked 1,103 Times in 826 Posts
Originally Posted by tinamac View Post
I just finished my first pair of socks last night and its a GREAT feeling!!

I have only started knitting again recently , i done it for a bit as a child, and I am really enjoying it.

Using the DPNs was great. I cant wait to make more socks now.
I am so happy with the first sock, with the second i can see something like a line going through the bottom of the sock from what i assume is from where the needles meet.

apart from that i am very proud of my first pair of socks!!



Tell your husband there are a lot of us guy that knit our own socks.
__________________

cacunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 needle half socks (some call these clog socks) Dendrobia Pattern Central 3 01-27-2010 02:02 PM
FO - Pippi Longstocking Socks (aka Stornoway Socks) auburnchick What'cha Knittin'? 22 03-20-2009 05:54 AM
Seduction Socks - My First Completed Pair of Socks! Roxanne What'cha Knittin'? 21 05-08-2007 08:53 AM
"Socks, socks, socks" bk. Piggy toe sock pattern?? KNITBIT General Knitting 2 02-22-2006 11:42 AM
Baby socks...child sock...WHERE ARE THE TODDLER SOCKS!!!??? ChroniclesofYarnia General Knitting 2 01-25-2005 07:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.