Sep 25, 2007

My first pair of socks...knitted, given and worn!






I did this knit 2, purl 2 on straight #5 knitting needles...I used a variegated 100% wool yarn (that doesn't have a color name), but I have named them, "Love Lies Waiting."
My 13 year old was happy to receive them.
I am so thankful for the help of my friend Maud, who is such a sweetheart and jumps to answer all of my knitting questions. I hope to someday be able to master dpn (double point needles) - I am going to do one more pair of this type, and then will try a pair of wee socks on dpn. How bad can it be? (I am greatly intimidated by the looks of so many needles holding the stitches, I have to admit.) However all the things Maud has posted on her blog are so beautiful, I'd love to be able to someday be a real, "knitter!" '-)
I am so joy-filled that I finished this pair, it went smoothly and they came out good. I was beginning to drive myself mad about "knitting" socks. I think I will prefer the fit of a "heeled" sock, versus a tube style sock, but we will have to wait and see how I do with the more difficult dpn socks.
The needles haven't yet grown cold, and as I continue to lean over to my dear Knight and say, "I love knitting, have I told you that (for the 100th time today?) He smiles and says,"I am so glad honey, keep at it!"
So I think I will-your never too old to try something new. You might just love it too!

23 comments:

Nunnie's Attic said...

How exciting! Hopefully, I will be learning to knit at Christian Crafter's place soon. I'm too excited so I am doubly excited for a new knitter like yourself!

Love,
Julie

Nunnie's Attic said...

And Kimmie, I named you in the You Lift Me Up Award.

Love to you,
Julie

Cindy said...

I LOVE those! How about a giveaway?? :)

nsremom said...

I'm with Cindy....any contests in your future? They are gorgeous.

Loraena said...

wish I could knit! The two times I've tried to learn didn't turn out too well!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - so cool to meet someone who has adopted five times! (I wonder if that will be me someday - the Lord has certainly given us the heart for it, but it remains to be seen if he will give the many other things that will be necessary for that many adoptions/ kids. =)

Kelli said...

What a cute pair of socks, you did a great job!

Kelli

Maud said...

Congratulationd! The first step taken, I hope there will be many more on your knitting journey!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I can honestly say I was not blessed in the knitting dept. but Good For You!!! I love knit socks....what a fabulous gift...the BEST ones are homemade.
Blessings,
Robin

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I used to get these from my grandmother! Nothing feels better on the piggies :)

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

You go girl!!!
I can't even imagine doing that.

Love,
Sue

randi---i have to say said...

I love the yarn you used on the socks!

Hand-knitted socks are so scrumptious. I have one pair that I wear on cold days and I feel so spoiled while wearing them.

I tried my hand at knitting and found that it is not for me. I honestly broke out in a sweat trying to use 4 needles at a time. When my pulse reached a calorie-burning pace, i realized that i needed to stick to sewing!

I am putting a small package in the mail today---it should reach you by Saturday.

Expat Mom said...

Those look very comfy. My mom sent me a couple pairs of knitted socks a few years back and they were the best! I´ll stick to crochet, though, knitting needles are something that are rather difficult to find down here in Guatemala! Not to mention I never got the hang of using 2 needles, let alone three or four!

Lovella said...

I confess I have a few unfinished projects of knitting started but not finished. Perhaps I'll go and dig them out and feel the yarn slide through my fingers this fall.
Your socks look great.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I found your blog through a comment you left on yet another blog... your blog has really moved me! What compassion your family has! And all those children you have taken into your home!!! I love children dearly (we have 4 of the homemade variety)... yet I know there is something in the future for me when it comes to continuing on with caring for children (I am all teary-eyed now), whether they be "homemade" or come into my life some other way. One of my great-grandmothers took in MANY MANY foster children over the years, as did my gr-gr grandmother. I honestly feel that this "caring for children" gene in our family has fallen to me. =)

wendster said...

Beautiful socks! I just read through your blog and I think it's great that you do the foster care thing and adopt these great kids. I know they are blessed to have you as their mother. You keep up the great work over there.
Wendy

Kelli said...

Thank you so much for your hug and sweet and encouraging words this morning! I did need them! I went to the dentist this afternoon for the first time in a few years and was really stressed about my appointment this morning! Thank you for being so thoughtful and caring!!
Hugs,
Kelli

Stacy said...

Oh, Kimmie! I want to learn how to knit socks, too! But I tried those circular needles once and was utterly confused. I didn't know you could even knit them with the straight needles! Woo hoo! I've got to get something on my needles. They are sitting still right now and I love to knit, too!

~Stacy

Tracy said...

Those are great! I love knitting, but it has been years since I have done it...seeing this post sure has made me want to get the needles out again!

Ruth said...

Hi Kimmie! Thanks for visiting my blog. I thought I'd return the visit! =o) I love the socks. A long time ago I learned enough about knitting to knit a small afgan. I don't remember a thing now!! As far as the recipe for the cookie cake...Walmart! LOL!!

Christina said...

I am so envious of this knitting talent!!! I have got to learn it soon...

Rachel said...

Your fear of dpns amuses me. I've knitted hats and fingerless gloves on dpns but mention socks and watch me quake in my boots. I don't know why; I would love to knit socks, but I'm too intimidated to even buy the yarn for a sock project.

Yvonne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I love the socks! I have only been knitting for about a year and a half and I am hooked!

You will have to share the sock pattern.

Yvonne :o)

Amrita said...

I am not a knitter my my Mom is, she has knitted stacks of woolies and very beautiful ones too.But because of age and poor eyesight she can 't knit any more. i have kept a lot of her handmade woolens as keepsakes.

All I have knitted a two scarves. My mum and aunts did embroidery and made lace and chrochet too.

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