Wednesday, August 16, 2017

tKnit Socks

Oh, hey there.
So while we all know that I haven't updated my blog in 3-ish years, let's just pretend nothing happened and pick up where we left off, shall we?

When we last departed I had juuuust taken up Tunisian Crochet and I was getting to know it, like you do any new crochet stitch. It's different from classic crochet, quite different, and I didn't feel any warm fuzzies towards it ~*until*~, oh! UNTIL I discovered the Tunisian Crochet Knit and Purl Stitches. YUM! 

So I tunisian crocheted a bunch of scarves for everyone I knew (myself included). I practiced the Honey Comb stitch (which is my favorite-est), and even made my grandma a gorgeous blanket -- I'll have to find a picture of that one for you.

But you know what I've always wanted? 
I've always wanted hand knit socks. The crochet slipper patterns that are available just don't do it for me. They're too bumpy, too floppy. They don't conform to the foot in the way that I'd like. 

So I did what you do if you're a desperate crocheter.

I youtubed it. 

Tunisian crochet in the round is a bit different from flat tunisian crochet. 
It requires a double ended hook (I made a compulsive trip to the craft store for one, because I couldn't wait for Amazon!), and 2 skeins/balls of yarn - one for drawing up a loop (that's your front side) and one for drawing through the loop (that ends up being the backside of the finished item). I used my preeeeetty yarn (Knit Picks Sock Yarn: "Make Believe") for the outside, and for drawing through I just used whatever meh was laying around. HA!

Tah-dah! I'm so pleased with the results!

The only downside is it's August in Virginia, which means it's muggy and hot and disgusting right now. I'll have to wait another 2 months to wear my delightful tKnit socks.

If you want to make your own pair of 

~* Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch Socks *~


~* Follow This Tutorial by Woolpedia! *~

Oh yeah, and get yourself a double ended tunisian crochet hook. You need to size up about 2 hook sizes from what you'd usually use for standard crochet. For instance, I used a 4mm for sock weight yarn, so. Yeah. Don't worry, you'll get a feel for it. 

In other news, I'm on instagram now, so if you want to see my dancing be-socked feet, follow me there! 
I just started updating my Facebook page again too!
And of course I never stopped pinning crochet things. All the pretty pretty things.

How did I sign off, again?
Oh yeah.

Have a Lovely Day!


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