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I love all crafts and art. My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet, my grandfather taught me to oil paint and watercolor, my great-grandmother taught me to sew and design clothes, and my mother ...
I love all crafts and art. My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet, my grandfather taught me to oil paint and watercolor, my great-grandmother taught me to sew and design clothes, and my mother taught me how to quilt and embroider. Funny thing is, they all taught me these things starting when I was about five years old. I continued to develop my skills all the way through high school winning contests and awards along the way. In college I was able to support myself by selling clothes I had designed and sewn and crocheted baby items.
I spent about 15 years sewing professionally for a variety of businesses and then switched gears to my knitting skills and began designing and knitting socks. I still spend about 6 to 10 hours a day designing and knitting, own a yarn store, have taught myself to spin yarn, and weave, and teach classes on all of it.
I feel SO fortunate to have been raised by such an incredibly talented family. It has brought me countless hours of pleasure and has allowed me to bless the lives of others who love and appreciate such items but never had the opportunity to learn.
This sock design was created with St. Valentine's legend in mind. The top of the leg contains a heart with a cross in the center followed by a lacey heart design down the leg. The cuff has a picot cast on that is challenging and fun. This pattern is for intermediate to experienced knitters, or a knitter that isn't afraid to try some new techniques--picot cast on, color work, and lace
9 sts = 1 inch
400 yards of Fingering weight