Okay, so I have knitted since I was 10 years old. I had a primary teacher who taught me and since no one else in my family knitted, it stuck for me. Over the years I have been on again, off again when it came to knitting. But I did know I liked it better than crochet. I actually found it quite relaxing. When I was pregnant with my first baby, stuck at home and bored out of my mind, I sharpened a pencil for a double pointed needle, pulled out the only pair of knitting needles I owned and a ball of yarn and knitted a baby sweater from the newest Family Circle magazine. I was hooked! Over the years I have knitted dozens of sweaters, tons of hats and scarfs, and even mittens. I can do fisherman knits, baby knits, all kinds of knits.
But the one thing I never tried, was double-pointed needles to knit socks. The thought of trying to manage 4 or 5 needles at the same time, especially when they had points on either end, seemed daunting! A couple of years ago I went and bought double pointed needles and they have sat in my needle basket.
Then a few days ago I found this book at JoAnns and it made sock knitting seem fairly simple. So I bought the book, bought a ball of yarn and headed home. I had to dig, but I finally found my needles. This was last Thursday. That night, I sat down with all my equipment. I cast on, knitted, pulled it out and tried again for about an hour. Then it took off! That first night I knitted the top half of the sock! And it looked pretty good! I was pumped! In between all my honey dos, chores and life, I worked on it over the next few days and by Saturday night I had a sock done! I was siked! So yesterday, I knitted for about 2 hours and have most of a sock done! And here they are!