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Knitting: Hand knit socks completed

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Finished! A few days ago, I finally got around to completing these hand knit socks.

Handknit socks are the only type of socks that I wear. My daughter enjoys them too and has a nice selection. I find that hand knit socks are extremely comfortable. They feel like a soft hug for your feet and last a long time. I normally knit socks with size 0 Hiya Hiya circular needles. Sometimes, I’ll go up to a size 2, but that’s rare.

These socks were knit toe-up, two at a time. They were knit using size 000 and size 0 Hiya Hiya circular knitting (sock) needles. I used lace weight yarn to create these socks.

I must say these socks took a long time to knit (perhaps two months) simply because I didn’t have too much time to knit.

I normally can complete a pair of socks in a week. However, I managed to squeeze a few moments whenever I had the chance. There were some days when I was only able to knit for perhaps three minutes.

How do I spend my free time? The majority of my free time is spent with my daughter and working on crafts. Now and again you will find me online and on the rare occasion watching something on TV, but those activities are way down the list since I much prefer entertaining myself with a craft such as knitting, spinning, weaving or soapmaking and of course top on that list is spending time with my daughter.

In the above picture, you’ll see socks that I had started. I will be frogging (ripping out the stitches) those socks and and recreating new socks for my daughter. Why? She loves the color.

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  1. These are so pretty. Love the color. I am going to learn how to knit like that. I want to knit two sleeves of a sweater at the same time. Next time I go to class I am going to learn. So exciting!

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    Opal @ThreadLover Reply:

    Thank you! My daughter is now the proud owner of those socks. They didn’t agree with my feet. There was a fiber added, 10% to increase it’s durability. I can’t recall it’s name at the moment. I just did not like how it felt on my feet. My daughter? It didn’t bother her at all. I made my first pair of ankle socks, immediately after this pair and I gave those to her.

    A sweater is on my list of items to knit I’ve never made one. Well, not an adult size sweater. I have knit a sweater for an infant. I do adore a warm sweater. Yes, I have seen people knitting two sleeves at a time. It makes sense! I can’t wait to see what you make, I do enjoy seeing all your crafting projects. 🙂
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