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!
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.
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.
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.
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?