Re: knitted socks
Looking forward to seeing your crocheted jacket Mary! I love crochet, I taught myself from watching you tube tutorials... No one in my family crocheted!!! Only learned last year and made a nice throw for our sofa bed on our narrowboat from the basic granny squares. It looks great. I'm in the process of making another one this time in pastel lilacs, yellows and whites for our bed at home.
I have just bought some lovely crocheted thread from Hobbycraft on line. It's DMC SIZE 3 and was 3 for 2 so worked out quite reasonable. I'm going to use this to make some flowers. They should turn out quite delicate looking. I'm going to turn them into brooches.
Mrs N...Regarding the knitted socks ... Mine are knitted on 2.25mm needles and I tend to knit quite tight. I tried my first sock on and it fit perfect. Sock 2 is almost finished, just working my way to the toe shaping.
As for knitting a sock quickly.... Well my problem is that, as my OH says, I am a butterfly. I constantly flit between projects. I start one thing, break off, onto another, break off, back to the next ... Quite exhausting really plus I am then thinking of the next thing I want to do. I have so many ideas that I have to write them down... Otherwise I forget! Thank goodness I took early retirement otherwise I would be really frustrated!
It's weird really, because when I go to our boat I can sit for hours just crocheting or knitting, but when I'm at home I have access to too many things... Paper crafts, crochet, knitting so jump from one to the other... And that can be during one day!!!
I think the are others out there that 'flit around' like me!!!......or am I the only one?
Anyway sounds like everyone here is having fun with new or rekindled past times... And so long as it keeps us happy - that's the main thing.