The quickest way to zap sock phobia is to get together with a bunch of friendly knitters and cast on for socks -TOGETHER!!
That’s exactly what a few of us from the UAE Knitters Ravelry Group did this past Friday afternoon. It was wonderful getting together with these wonderful women and no two people in the group were from the same country – that’s knitting diversified…AMAZING!!!!
There was plenty of oohing and aahing going on with all the lovely stash that everyone brought along. There was Argosy yarn which was so gorgeous that we considered if we should we skip the knitting and just wear the yarn instead. No, we love knitting too much!
Gorgeous finished objects were featured… Jocelyn’s amazing Mossy Leyburns
The drapey Bamboo Clapotis she knit for her mom
Then there was Rain’s gorgeous Purple Halter which is almost done.
We didn’t forget the socks though….here are almost all the sock yarns that everyone is going to be using.
I say almost, because Caroline was being a good girl and swatching for hers and so her yarn is not in the picture.
I don’t think that the rest of us swatched – we just cast on and the sock knitting began! Some of us even used a new technique taught to us by Hala – the German Long Tail cast on.
Everyone is using pretty basic sock patterns. Well, everyone except Rain. Get this, she is knitting two socks on one circular, toe up and that’s not all – she’s making up the pattern as she goes along!!!!
Here’s my sock progress so far. Not much, but knitting along with friends will help move these socks off the needles and onto my feet!