Sunday, September 23, 2007


I guess that I will start this blog with a FO...
I just finished my first pair of socks that will be sent to afghans for Afghans. The children living in Afghanistan need 100% wool double worsted weight socks to go to school. They also need hats, sweaters, blankets, mittens, etc. The website has all of the information you need to get started knitting for this wonderful charity organization (including patterns).
For the socks I just finished, Sam suggested that I cast on 32 stitches with size 9 needles. Using two strands of worsted weight wool and the magic loop method, I just kept on knitting from there. I tend to be a slow knitter, but these socks knit up unbelievably fast!! I cast on the second sock last Sunday, and it was finished by Friday night.
This is my first completed charity knitting project. Luckily, my LYS has a weekly meeting for charity knitting that I am finally able to fit into my schedule. This gives me a wonderful excuse to spend a few hours a week knitting with friends for a good cause. I will cast on my second pair of charity socks today... they are so much fun!


Laura said...

Everyone wants to be first to comment on a post, but I get to be first to comment on the whole blog! How cool!

Those are lovely socks, and they're a wonderful start to a blog. All these finished charity socks are me to come out to Charity Knits.

Kerry said...

Thanks for the first first comment!
I really hope to see you on Wed. from 12-2. I think that you will really like making these socks, and charity knitting is always a great time!!

anarkissed said...

Political Knitting RAWKS!

(just like you!)