when it’s cold in texas, something is wrong

hi friends, and good afternoon. i’m a college student and lately i haven’t had as much time to knit as i’d like, but the weather’s been really ugly and cold lately, so i’ve been making time to make a cup of earl grey and knit here and there.

 

i’ve been knitting for about four years, and only recently have i began trying to knit a pair of socks, vanilla and toe-up, out of knitpicks felici in the colorway ‘wizard’ (which seems to have been discontinued). when i first began knitting, i ordered myself two balls of felici (at 50g each) because i wanted to make socks, but i didn’t realize exactly how far i was from that sock journey. last october, determination hit me and i picked up my yarn and my DPNs and found a youtube tutorial.

 

this project has been really satisfactory so far and i’m learning a lot of new techniques (judy’s magic cast on, german short rows, and a very neat but pesky stretchy bind-off), along with discovering what things i want to do differently next time i make socks. for example, i’m working on size 3 DPNs right now and am currently over halfway done with the second sock, but i wish i was using smaller needles (maybe a size 2) and i should have made the foot a bit longer. next time i think i’ll get an actual tape measure as well, because i’ve just been eyeballing my measurements, and while that’s working out decently, it isn’t as accurate as i’d want.

 

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the written tutorial i am using can be found here along with the video tutorial, and here is my ravelry project page.

 

even though there are a few things about the sock that i wish i’d done a bit neater or differently, this is a lot of fun, and i’m really excited to be finished with my first pair of socks!