Mr. Aitch and I visited with our son and his family while on our vacation.
This was the first time that we met our daughter-in-law in person. She is a delight, very down to earth, generous, super nice and a knitter.
She and I were both pleasantly surprised to learn that we were both knitters.
When my grandmother taught me to knit, it was (what I’ve since discovered) in the “cottage” style of knitting where the knitter would prop the right needle against their hip/waist/underarm for support and move the left needle. Circular needles don’t offer that type of support. Dpns don’t really allow for that either as they are usually 5-8 inches long. Plus they are pretty thin (US 0-2) and very pointy. Sometimes I stick one end of the dpn into a wine cork so I can still support the sharp point against my body and not poke holes through my clothes (or skin). I just need to remember to move it as I knit from one needle to the next.
My daughter-in-law has mastered the two-at-a-time socks on circular needles. I am a double point needle (dpn) sock knitter, however, I want to learn this technique. During our visit, she gave me two sock knitting books:
With 17 sock patterns included (and the patterns in the other book), I will have many to choose from for my first pair…just as soon as I finish more on my To-Do list.
Are you a sock knitter? Do you use double point needles, circular needles, 2-at-a-time, or knit flat socks and seam?