Adventures in Knitting: My first pair of socks

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I haven’t talked much about it on the blog, but I’ve gotten pretty into knitting lately. I first started knitting in December of 2015, with a basic scarf. I then graduated to dish cloths and became addicted to knitting baby hats, but none of those have made it to the blog. About a year into my knitting journey, I decided that I really wanted to knit a pair of socks for myself, and I just finished them!

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Learning how to knit

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Over winter break (being a student is great sometimes…) I learned how to knit! I first tried to learn on my own about two years ago. I had a skein of yarn, two needles, and Youtube at my disposal, but that didn’t cut it. For this attempt, I enlisted the help of my sister-in-law, who has been knitting for a few years. Just before Christmas, she spent an evening teaching me. I was hooked within ten minutes, and by the end of the week I had a scarf. Continue reading