I have been a crafter for many years and have really enjoyed learning every form of knitting, crochet, tatting and macrame I could find. Generally my crafts were presents, thankfully wanted and ...
I have been a crafter for many years and have really enjoyed learning every form of knitting, crochet, tatting and macrame I could find. Generally my crafts were presents, thankfully wanted and admired.
I became disabled some years ago and, with time on my hands, started crafting for something to do instead of just presents. There is always so much to learn and keeping active is good for me.
Desiging patterns was something I did for friends. They would come to me wanting to make something but either couldn't find a pattern or had problems with a technique. I found out what they could do and designed my patterns around that. It was suggested I put them online as others may like them also.
I belong to the local Stitch and Sip group and spend time helping others learn the techniques they need to make the items they would like. I like to encourage people especially young people to take up yarn crafts as they are very rewarding and helps them to learn new skills.
I have shops on Etsy and Folksy as Eclectic Yarncrafts and sell yarn at http://eclecticyarncrafts.yarnshopping.com/ .
My friend likes to knit on circular needles BUT has issues with toes on socks. Knitting from the toe up means you can use more of your yarn, as you knit the leg until you have used half of it (weigh whats left on the kitchen scales). You can also try them on as you go along. I designed a toe and used a heel she could do on straight needles.
She loved them, found them very easy and suggested I put this online as she has not seen a similar pattern.
Socks should be knitted about a 1/2" smaller than actual foot size to give a snug fit.
30 sts and 42 rows to 10 cm
460 yards of Lace weight