New Knitting Obsessions

Well, I have a couple new knitting obsessions.  I tend to have a very addictive personality and this is no different.  About two weeks ago, or so, I decided that I really wanted to learn how to knit socks.  I’ve actually always wanted to but have thought it would be too hard.  I finally decided to take the leap & found some really great videos to help me. They are called Kelley’s Sock Knitting Class & are just amazing!  She goes step by step through everything & you can pause/rewind as many times as you need to.

I decided to start out with worsted weight yarn so that I could learn the steps with a “learning sock”.  It wasn’t so hard after all & I really don’t know why I waited all these years to try it.  I’ve now started a new pair, the real pair, with sock yarn & smaller needles.  I’m doing cuff down, magic loop socks and am really enjoying it.  Here is a picture of my completed “learning sock”….

Then, today, a friend from Facebook, Melissa from Life Gets in the Way of my Knitting, introduced me to the Beekeeper’s Quilt pattern, which she started a few months ago.  Oh my goodness….have you heard of this?  It’s absolutely awesome and looks like so much fun!  You make small, stuffed shapes called hexipuffs & then eventually sew them all together to make a blanket.  Here are a couple pictures from the pattern…

Aren’t they great?!?  I’m so excited to have these new projects to learn about.  Of course, being so new to sock knitting I don’t have much fingering or sport weight yarn.  I’m hoping to find some various sources of yarn at reasonable (or free!) prices.  The awesome thing about the Beekeeper’s Quilt is that I don’t need much yarn to complete one hexipuff – only about 15 yards!  That means scraps will work just fine.

Do any of you knit socks? Are any of you working on a Beekeeper’s Quilt? I’d love any tips or advice you have about either project.  Being a beginner, I’m looking for lots of help!



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5 Responses to New Knitting Obsessions

  1. Denise says:

    He he….welcome to the wonderful world of sock knitting! I also have queued up the Beekeepers Quilt pattern, but haven’t started it yet. I’ve been knitting socks for a while now, and have quite a bit of leftover sock yarn. Thanks for reminding me about these hexipuffs….I need to start making them!

  2. Stefanie says:

    OMW – just what I need – another knitting project. I love, love, love this. I don’t knit socks but I’m willing to collect sock yarn just for this ! Very cute – thanks for sharing your find (I think :) ) !

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