Thursday, January 03, 2008

Baby it's cold outside!

Spouse was numb by the time he got to work and has requested legwarmers. I think I'm going to go for long socks instead, again from Essentials for the Forces. I'll pick up some #1 needles on my way home, but for added warmth I'm going to do them in DK/sport weight that I have kicking around the house. I may even try doing two at once. Wish me luck.


Stacey said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! The best advice I can give for using the thimble is to make sure not to tangle the strands and always keep the same strand in the same loop. It doesn't really matter which strand you put in which loop, just to keep them in the same place for the enitre project. If you twist the strands, you'll lock your socks together! After the strands are in the correct loops, you just hold the yarn in your right hand as usual. Mostly, it's a bit strange at first to knit with something around your finger, but you'll get used to it with practice. As for making a stitch, nothing different there. Just bring over the strand you need and knit with it. Hope that helps! It's a bit difficult to describe without being in person, but I figured it out okay without help and a little playing around. Good luck!

Teru said...

Thanks! Now I just need to get the thimble. I may need to buy online since none of the LYS I've been to so far have them. It just look so neat I have to try it!

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