My Adventures in Knitting, truly my Yarn-escape!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday's Yarn Along- Knitting a Sock

     I'm reading a book I downloaded on my tablet for free and I take pictures with the camera on the tablet (awesome shots!) so I haven't figured out how to get a picture of it and my knitting.  Today is Wednesday Yarn Along where we take pictures of our read of the moment and our knitting and post them at Ginny's Small Things.

     It's a fun read - Submerged (Alaskan Courage) (Volume 1), a who-done-it and Romance novel with a Christian theme of redemption woven in.  There is treasure buried in an old Russian church on an island that sank a hundred years ago off of Alaska.  The bad guy knows about it and dead bodies are showing up and slowly the good guys are figuring it out.  Hopefully before there are more dead bodies.  I think it's going slow because I'm focusing more on my knitting and blog lately.  That needs to be remedied! 

     It's a new thing for me reading on a tablet and I actually like it. Except for awkward moments when you can't grab your book.  But it's new and different and has it's uses and the world didn't crumble because I caved and started using one.  I was worried it would hurt authors and book publishers and had sworn I never would read a tablet.  Well the industry is doing well (which even surprised publishers).  So I gave in and I am having fun.  Especially with free downloads of books.  But I'll probably always be the girl with a book I can dog-ear the corner.


     Today you find me tackling a new project- knitting socks.  Just one of my items on the "I haven't knit yet list".

     So when a knit-along came around for knitting a sock- for those who want to finish a sock, start new ones or learn how to I jumped at the chance. Mason-Dixon Knitting and my blog Tuesday's Eclectic Thoughts- A Sock Knitalong.

I bought some simple sock yarn Patons "Heart & Sole" and I'm using this pattern: Susan B. Anderson- How I Make My Socks.

     Yesterday I worked on mastering the art of the long-tail cast-on (Long-tail Cast on).  I had only done it once before and I think it will take awhile before I can do it without staring at a tutorial.  But it worked up well and today I'm working on the sock body.

     The bracelet is actually an Ablet Knitting Abacus by Ablet.  I love any excuse to use it and I'm using it to count my knitting rows on my tiny little wee sock.  I keep looking at it and wondering- is this for an adult?  Yes, I know it stretches, I better check the gauge.

Join Ginny at Small Things on Wednesday and share your current read and knits in a picture with a link to your blog in her Yarn Along-

"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.  I would love for you to join me every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! "  Share with Ginny at Small Things.


  1. Welcome to sock knitting! Don't be surprised if you find it addicting. Many of us do.
    The long-tail is worth learning. I use it for almost everything.
    What a great bracelet. Pretty and practical!

    1. Yes, I'm actually enjoying the sock knitting. The Long tail is cool when you get into the rhythm of it, it just might take me awhile. Once mastered it'll be awesome. I get excited about all the new things I'm learning in knitting!

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