Tuesday, January 16, 2007

My Sock Sister

I've devoted most of this space to 'ME'...but tonight I want to dedicate this to my Sock Sister LW..

We started this 'sock journey' together last week ...I had great apprehensions about my ability to do socks..but she encouraged me and assured me..WE could do it. I knew going into that she was quite an accomplished knitter...far greater skills than the amateur here..but she not once has used her advanced skills to make me look inadequate...she has held my hand gently and sent me kind emails ..almost like a 'guardian sock angel'...

We both agreed that it took the longest to knit that first 6"...however I suspect she had finished her's by the first afternoon...but it kept me going..

Today we met for our 2nd class...both with our 6" intact...and we proceeded to knit the heel flap...which went really well...and I'm happy to say that she is equally as hooked as I am now...because she bought more sock yarn..and started her 2nd pair...

Our instructor has been fabulous...her instructions are simple enough that even I can understand, as well as she's very complimentary of our work...I think we may be her best students...**wink**

I did not know LW prior to knitting but I had seen her on several occasions at LYS..and just felt a bond...now I feel like I've known her forever and look forward to many hours of knitting and chatting...

She is such a warm, caring person...one that greets you with a 'real' hug and leaves you with a equally 'real' farewell hug...

Oh..and did I mention, she's a fabulous knitter...and just to prove it...this is her 'first sock'...



it's made with Claudias Carousel...isn't she beautiful!!



7 comments:

Marianne said...

What a touching story, I think that's just beyond wonderful, I'm so glad you two are making your first socks together and that you have found a friend that you've always had...did that make sense to you?
It's good....it's all good.

Dianne said...

Makes perfect sense..as I said in my profile..I think I knitted in a former life..or at least a 'season' of it..yes, it's ALL GOOD!!

Blue Ridge Knittery said...

Wow...what a sweet blog! I'm sooooo glad for the both of you. (And yes, LW is a REAL hugger - - I love that about her too)!

Julie said...

Hi, I came over from Marianne's blog. It's so exciting to see a new sock knitter in the process of getting hooked! Congratulations and welcome to the world of sock obsessed knitters (because you WILL become one of us) ;-)

Dianne said...

Dana,
You think us 2-huggers could 'hug' you into dpn socks?..Say yes..and we can do 'gussets' together~~hugs

Ms. Knitingale said...

Hi, Diane! So glad you and your sock angel found each other. I've been knitting for over 20 years and I only just started socks last year. I really struggled at first but now I'm hooked. Looks like you're already doing great. I keep going back to look at the Austermann sock...sooooo cute!

Dee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to seeing my socks too considering how much trouble they are giving me. LOL