I'm knitting my second pair of socks . This time I'm making them for my sister. She said that she would like a pair when we were visiting her place last time. She said that she doesn't really have any, and you really need knitted socks in Finland. We have winter here, not right now, of course. It's very much summer now. Anyway. Taphophile_au warned me on Twitter* that now I'll never be free of knitting socks for the family. She might be right. I can imagine my other sister, as well as my mom, asking for socks too.
I wanted to do something different for my sister (because she's my favorite one, she's never mean to me like my other sister), but I didn't want to do anything too difficult. I'm quite n00b when it comes to knitting, I just have a very good teacher (that's J.R.). I picked a free pattern called "Kuuran kosketus" . The name is really simple... if you happen to understand Finnish. In Finnish language "kuura" is just one word, but in english you have to say "frost created by deposition of water vapor into solid ice". We have many words related to snow that English language doesn't have. I wonder how many snow related words Eskimos have... Anyway. Here is my first sock:
And there are lace in it! It was really simple to make, almost too simple, and it looks really nice. Though you can't really see that from the photos. I borrowed a 10 mega pixel digital camera from my aunt, but that doesn't really help when you don't have any photographing skills. Though I took photography courses in high school, and I know how to develop pictures by myself... The yarn is pretty generic, but I really like to knit with it. It's Nalle (that means "teddy bear" in English) by Novita.
And J.R. got me a new Addi crochet hook! And it has a grip! It came all the way from Canada, and it's like special, because crochet hooks with grips are very hard, if almost impossible, to find from Finland. Now I can relate to crocheters who have crochet hooks with and without grips. How cool is that?
*I'm Amoenaonline on Twitter. I'm not super active, but I like to follow other knitters and crocheters. Feel free to follow me, I'll follow you back.