I am much farther on my socks than I was before. I turned my very first heel and then did the second. It is so easy and NOT SOMETHING TO BE SCARED OF AT ALL.
I know it seems intimidating and there is always something in knitting that might seem intimidating, no matter how much of an awesome knitter you are. (Check out the Yarn Harlot for the last week, if you don't believe me.)
I am still intimidated by cables, but I hope to remedy that soon enough with my recent purchase of Cables Entangled, some cabling needles. and the generous offer of a friend to show me how to do them.
Here are the socks on my new sockblockers! I purchased them at a great yarn store in Newburyport, MA. They are so nice there, have a bathroom, and comfy chairs. They also have weaving supplies for sale.
The top sock as you can see, is further along then the bottom. That is because though I am knitting them both as I go along, to avoid the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome, I am now onto the foot on this one, and will stop on the Top Sock at the toe and knit the foot on the second one. Then, TOES!!!!
MY SOCK BLOCKERS
In other news, I started the swatching for my chuppah. Here is the swatch with 4 lace stitches I am planning on using. There are more, but this swatch is less for how they look, than figuring out guage for the project and how many stitches to use. It's soaking right now for blocking. Then I can figure out the final numbers in my master knitting book and CAST ON!!! Yay!