Knitting Socks; Casting On Sock Number One

I learnt to knit when I was about 7 or 8 and to be honest all I ever knit was scarfs.  Back and forth I would go with no real aim.  I started to crochet about the same time and found I much preferred to crochet than knit.  A few years ago I was speaking to a friend who could knit and she was telling me about how she knitting a pair of socks.  Right then I decided I wanted to be knitting socks!

Knitting Socks

From then until now I have being stopping and starting again trying to knit socks.  But this year I am determined to complete a pair of socks.

Knitting Socks

I purchased some new sock yarn and some double pointed needles and got on with doing the rib. I’m not a quick knitter due to rheumatoid arthritis but I try to the best that my body allows.

Knitting Socks

I’m also not able to knit for more than 10/15 minutes a day as the repetitive action causes me considerable pain the following days not only in my wrists but also my elbows and shoulders. It’s times like this I detest having chronic illnesses as they hinder so much that I’d like to do in life.  Regardless of this I have tried to do a colour change each day but have missed a few days in order to rest when I’ve had discomfort. I’m quite happy with my progress so far although I’ve got a little impatient with myself regards the pace I knit at but deep down I know this progress is a big achievement for me.

Knitting Socks

I am really loving how these socks are coming along and they feel really warm and can’t wait to put them on my feet.  I know progress is slow but I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can complete this pair of socks at some point during the year.  I am really surprised how much I am enjoying knitting socks.

Is there something you would like to achieve this year despite what life throws at you?

13 Comments

  1. 13th January 2017 / 6:28 PM

    Love the colours! I can’t knit at all, or sew!

  2. 13th January 2017 / 9:12 PM

    what a lovely goal to have. i have never knitted before but as geeky as it sounds I quite like cross-stitch. I have made things for friends getting married and have another wedding this year so hope to make something for them this year too x
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  3. 14th January 2017 / 9:35 PM

    What remarkable progress, despite your aches! I cannot make it this far, my patience is too short. I love the idea of how you are changing out the color each day, what a brilliant way not only to make the socks more eye popping but also to help them in the telling of the story of their creation! 😀

  4. 14th January 2017 / 10:01 PM

    Have you seen Attic24’s blogs about her hand-knitted socks. She’s a crocheter, but last year blogged all about her ‘pointy sticks’ obsession. I can’t knit and admire you for doing it and having perseverance to keep going. I started to crochet 2 years ago and over time, it has damaged my shoulder, it’s not helped that I started to crochet a cardigan this time last year, but I have not got any further than halfway on the back section. Like you I need to limit my time on my crafts.
    Looking forward to seeing your finished socks!

    • Candace
      14th January 2017 / 10:12 PM

      Yes I’ve seen Lucy’s blog. Hope you can get your cardigan finished. Slow and steady is the answer

  5. 15th January 2017 / 9:21 AM

    Ooh, what a fun project you have here! I love the colours you are using. I love knitting and crochet, it’s so relaxing x

  6. 15th January 2017 / 6:32 PM

    I used to be able to knit when I was a child (my grandma taught me) but I’ve completely forgotten how to now. I should give it another go – there are some really beautiful things out there to make!
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  7. 15th January 2017 / 7:50 PM

    Love your colour choices. I’m really envious of people who can make their own clothes – I don’t have the patience for it.

  8. 17th January 2017 / 10:41 PM

    Oh wow, I’d love to be able to knit my own socks. I’ve been trying to knit for a few months but I’m terrible at it, going to persevere though as I need something relaxing to do when I’m not blogging/ reading. Hope you finish your socks, must be rubbish only being able to knit for a short amount of time each day when you enjoy doing it, but you are progressing well!
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