I know, I know, the title needs some work (Toe-Up Thursdays? Knit-Along Thursdays?), but since the lovely Hannah from Unsophisticated + Jejune and I are determined to make our first pair of socks, a la knit-along, I’ve decided to make it a weekly thing.
Regardless of where I am, I’ll post a picture of my progress and with any luck, I’ll have a new pair of socks in a couple of weeks. I’m really excited! I’ve never done a knit-along and I have wanted to make a pair of socks for way too long. Now, I’ve got the needles, the yarn and a fierce knitting buddy to share this first experience with! I’m really thankful to Glenna C’s post So you’ve discovered sock knitting for giving me that last little push into this project. It’s fun, encouraging and hooks you up with at least three free patterns so now there isn’t an excuse to wait. Actually, that isn’t exactly true. As of yesterday I was still thinking that while I did have the yarn, I had needles that were either too big or too small for the patterns that I was looking at, but then I re-read the post and the excuse evaporated. As long as I adjust things according to the gauge, things should work – I think. Then I saw the Nice Ribbed Sock, one of said free patterns on Ravelry, and the socks felt within my reach.
Do any of you have any last words of wisdom before I cast this on? Better yet, do you want to knit along? It doesn’t matter if this is your first pair, or your hundred and first pair, it’ll be fun. I’ve linked to the pattern above and will be adding it to the Free Patterns page of the blog. While I figure out a good title, I’ll just tag this under “Thursday Socks.”