Hi. I’m Radioarno, middle-aged man, new to knitting.
I want to start with socks. I’ve been watching my wife watch Amy’s videos, (incidentally, I feel about my wife, Srna, the way Amy feels about Sheldon…smartest, and luckiest ‘thing’ I ever ‘did’ !), and I’ve been amazed by Amy’s skill and attitude and politics, which come through in everything she does on this site. I’ve been inspired by my wife’s progress, and by Amy’s instruction, to start knitting.
Actually, I knitted a couple of scarves, and a silly hat, when I was nine or ten. I haven’t done any knitting since, but I’ve always been good with my hands, and like hand-work. My dad used to always come to me with knots he needed untying; he knew I was patient and focussed and dexterous.
I’m going to start with socks. I’m confused as to all the comparative plusses and minusses of toe-up, cuff down. I’m not ‘scared’ of kitchener, or increasing or decresing; I’m more interested in the comparative comfort/fit of different toe and heels possible with toe-up versus cuff-down.
I’m also not sure if I’ll start with 4 or 5 dpns, or with two sets of circulars. But we’ll find out before long.
Any strongly-held opinions out here regarding comparative comfort/fit possible on heel and toe styles associated with toe first/last techniques?
Thanks again, Amy and everyone,
Radioarno, Toronto, Canada