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Monday, April 21, 2014

Old Dog Learned A New Trick!

In the past I've always made socks using worsted weight yarn and larger size needles, mainly because I wasn't too keen on the idea of fumbling around with the teeny tiny needles that sock yarn requires.  I've been on a mission to knit out of my yarn stash and next up on the list is this beautiful skein of sock yarn that my daughter-in-law gave to me some years back.  It was a little tricky getting used to the size 1 needles and at first it felt like I was knitting with toothpicks, but it wasn't long and they started to feel perfectly natural in my hands and I've been knitting right along with them without any trouble!  I guess an old dog can learn a new trick now and then!     

6 comments:

Sewing Sue said...

Boy do I know that feeling of toothpicks... I invariable want to finish something (anything) quickly and reach for bigger needles/yarn. I've been knitting doll sweaters, and they go pretty quickly, but recently picked up a Barbie-sized pattern for someone and it's on size twos. Wow, that's a switch from my usual 8!

Sewing Sue said...

PS the sock looks great...

Jackie said...

WhooHooo! You're doing it!

Needled Mom said...

Ha!!! Glad you were up for the new trick as they will be beautiful.

Barb said...

Way to go...always fun to learn new tricks!!

MamaT said...

Good for you!

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