30 January 2008

Clover Knitting Needles

Socks for dad
My replacement knitting needles arrived today from my loving parents. They're bamboo needles for making socks. During my first Dutch winter, the gray days and grim weather had me searching for something to feel warm and cozy about. After reading the awesome Blue Blog for a few weeks and finding cool websites like Knitty, I decided to try knitting. At home over the holidays, I got myself a copy of Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'n Bitch for reference and got to work.

After many long nights spent in front of the TV (often watching garbage until late just so I could stay up late knitting), with the help of internet instructions, I made my first pair of socks. Of course, sock making would only be fun if it was done with great yarn, but luckily, there are plenty of cool sock yarns out there.

So there you go - evidence that I am in fact turning into a very old lady before my time. Laugh all you want - my feet are cozy!


  1. Challange...How small a pair of socks can you knit?

  2. I did manage a pair for my nephew when he was one and a bit - they were dinky!


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