Up For a Quickie?


A quickie post you dirty, dirty minded bloggers! I had wanted to wait to share this with you when it was fully completed, but the flood carried away my progress and I am dying to show you what I have recently (kinda) crossed off my Knitting Bucket List (or my KBL if you wish:)). So here it is friends and neighbors, my new knitting obsession!

9129430635_3a40828959_zFirst things first, I casted on and held my breath.

9129815831_674080f6b0_zWhen the cuff was complete – I did a happy dance. I may have had to start a few times and frog a few rows, but it was so worth it to see something on those DPNs.

9171638462_7987ae80d5_zThen it was time to knit for eight inches. Oh the sheer delight in seeing the pattern emerge!

9172710988_c74d372870_zI was nervous about making the heel because I had never done it. It was soo much easier than I expected!

9171420475_38b11d6837_zNow was the time to shape the heel. Oh, the feeling of seeing something that looked a bit like a sock. Glorious!

9172814660_8cdeaae0fa_zAfter shaping the heel it was time to shape the instep. Guys….it kinda looks like a sock! As you all know after you shape and knit the instep, the only thing left to do is shape the toe.

And then…

AND then….

AND THEN…….

AND THEN!!!!!!!!!

9208301396_8e34490d16_zFriends and neighbors we have a sock! A real sock! Now all that is left is to make its mate!

I’ve got to tell you friends and neighbors, it is a bit like a fairy tale. I’ve (almost) crossed something off my knitting bucket list. It feels so good. Have a great weekend!

 

 

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50 thoughts on “Up For a Quickie?

  1. lollyknits

    SOCKS!!!!!!!!! The first time I made socks, I didn’t know that it was a scary thing, and I had a good pattern, so I just did it. And they came out great! Your first socks look awesome 😀

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  2. jengolightly

    Really love the yarn! Nice stripes! In the past, girls as young as 4 would be expected to make socks for family members. My sock making connects me to the women in my family, I get the same sense of achievement each time! Well done!

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      Thank you! You know my great-grandmother never made socks? I have a connection when I make blankets and baby clothes, but the rest of this is new in my family. The women were cross stitchers and quilters – I am an anomaly!

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  3. Hannah Rose

    They look so cozy! Makes me wish for fall even more. Great job, they’re beautiful. 🙂
    I am TERRIFIED of trying DPNs. I don’t even have any, haha. But I’d love to make socks. Maybe one day…

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      Your knitting is going so well that by fall I’m sure you’ll have mastered DPNs! I was scared of them too, it’s just another thing to learn – I have faith you’ll be amazing! 🙂

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      1. Hannah Rose

        I’m still scared of circulars too! haha. I have a project picked out to practice circular knitting, I just need to find the time to take a break from crochet.

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        1. allnightknits Post author

          Luckily there is all sorts of time! I have been trying to practice crocheting for a little bit each day. I gotta ask though, is crocheting way harder on your hand?

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          1. Hannah Rose

            I think it is, because you’re using one hand to do all the work. If I crochet too long, I get major hand cramps, but so far haven’t experienced that with knitting.

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  4. Agothtale

    OMG a sock ! Hello sock ! I’ve been wanting to try knitting socks for ages, still haven’t overcome the fear… Tho I’m ok with DPNs ! what was your pattern ?

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      It’s on patons.com under kroy socks. It was a super simple pattern, the ankle portion of the sock took the longest because its 8″ but otherwise super simple to follow!

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  5. greatbigdragon

    Ha, Rachel! Great minds think alike, my first pair of socks were from that same yarn, but I made the Kroy spiral rib tube socks instead. Haven’t found a heeled sock pattern I can do yet so is there any chance I can get a copy of the one you’re using possibly? Like a scan or something or maybe there’s a link on it or a pattern number I can look up…

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      It’s on patons.com for free under #104 Jacquard & Stripe Socks with Kroy sock yarn. If you don’t want to sign up for the site (it’s free but it is tedious) then I can email you the pattern. Lemme know!

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      The titles of blogs are sometimes what draws me in the most so I usually go with the first thing that pops into my head. I guess I have a filthy mind 😉

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  6. salpal1

    Now you know the knitters deep secret. Socks only look hard. They are really pretty simple, and it always impresses people when you can make two the same! Is the mate what you lost in the flood??? What a shame.

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  7. Sara Crafts

    Great job! I remember how incredibly accomplished I felt when I slipped on my very first knitted sock…and it fit! lol

    I’m hoping to cast on for a pair next week while trying out two new techniques (magic looping a sock, and the tubular cast on).

    Welcome to the wonderful (and addicting) world of sock knitting! : )

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      Jump in! The worst thing that can happen is you learn something. This – I think – is going to be my motto while I keep trying to teach myself new things!

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  8. Pat(ricia)

    Congrats! you’re post made me smile …. my VERY first pair of socks were knit with the exact same pattern … different wool (Regia 4-ply) though. Well done and cast on for #2 before second sockitis kicks in … but since you’re new to sock knitting, you shouldn’t have this problem!

    One very helpful tip the salesperson at the time mentioned to me … & I’ll pass it along: When you use this basic sock pattern again … with a different wool perhaps… (and maybe your sizing problem has to do with gauge?) a 4-ply wool … you will almost 300% find gauge by downsizing your needles by a quarter size. I knit my 4-plys consistently on 2.25mm needles. As for the 8″ leg length … you can make your sock legs any length you want … so don’t feel obligated to follow the pattern so strictly. Above all …. have fun! 🙂

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  9. susanssnippets

    Congratulations on joining the rest of us in the wonder of making your own socks! The first time I turned a heel it was hard not to be really “chuffed”. It was just so cool and yet so simple.

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      I am loving not only socks but sock weight yarn! I started doing my first lace pattern and the yarn is just so much easier on my hand than say worsted or bulky – I’m in love! 🙂

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