Lolly posted a Socktoberfest questionnaire. I love a good questionnaire and I am participating in Socktoberfest so here goes:
- When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
- What was your first pair? How have they “held up” over time?
- What would you have done differently?
- What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
- Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
- Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)
- How many pairs have you made?
I cast on for my first sock this August. I got Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles for my birthday this year but waited till August to take it for a spin. My first sock was a practice sock – I cast on on the two circulars, tried to get through the first pattern in the book screwed up turning the heel, frogged back, knit on, conquered the heel, * screwed up the gusset, frogged back, knit on *, repeated from * to * twice, frogged the whole sock. Then I cast on with DPNs, did a short leg (the faster to get to the problem areas, my pretty), breezed through the heel and finally figured out the gusset. Yay! I then frogged this sock and cast-on my first going-to-be-made-into-a-pair sock, the Broadripple. So yeah, I taught myself.
I’m almost done with them and I hope they hold up for a long time.
I don’t know!
So far I’ve used Sockotta (for the practice socks) and Fixation (for the Broadripples.) I’ve enjoyed them both. I have some Seacoast Hand-painted that I am dying to use, once I finish the Broadripples.
I’ve made one pair of socks. They use a heel flap. Maybe pair #2 will be short-row…
I am still working on my first. I signed up for Scoktoberfest to motivate me to make at least two pairs!