Quilting is my first love, but unless I have a binding ready to work on, there are times it’s just not that portable. So I decided to give knitting a try. I became intrigued with the idea of knitting socks while reading Judy Laquidara’s posts about knitting on Patchwork Times. Judy actually hosted a sock knit along, but it conflicted with my travel plans to
. Also, it had been decades since I held a pair of knitting needles and my first effort was anything but successful. As I recall, Aunt Mary had to finish the project for me. Houston
So, I started with re-learning the basics by making a number of these dishcloths using a free pattern I found online. To my surprise, they have withstood the stress of being used and laundered beautifully.
After many false starts, I have almost completed my first sock. It doesn’t bear close scrutiny but at least it is recognizably a sock. I need to attempt the technique for weaving the toe closed before I can begin its mate.