So I decided to try my first pair of socks! :woot:
I picked out some sock yarn - Austermann Step (75% superwash wool/ 25% Nylon) in a blue and gray variegated color. I fondled it and gazed lovingly at it for about 24 hours, and then decided to get working.
Right now I am doing the gauge swatch (:angelgrin:) and I think I am going to go blind!!!
How do you people work with yarn so teensy? I have never knit on anything smaller than #4 needles or smaller than a worsted weight. I am trying to swatch on #2 needles but I have a feeling I am going to actually need #1. I guess I just didn’t realize it would be so difficult. I feel like I have giant clumsy gorilla hands working with this stuff. :hair: The yarn I am trying to hold in my left hand (I am left handed and knit Continental) keeps slipping between my fingers. :wall:
I don’t expect anyone to actually make sock knitting less awkward, I just wanted to vent and boo hoo. :!!!:
I think I’ll work on something easier for a while and try again. At least I have about 5 things OTN to spread out my frustration. I shouldn’t have bought that KP Options set…