The Family Jewels sock KAL (knit-along) started today. It's hosted on Ravelry by Wendy Gaal, the owner of Knitter's Brewing Company . It's a "mystery" knit along, which means you don't get a picture to see what you're making; it's a mystery! The clues are released as bits of the sock pattern. You get a little bit of the pattern at a time.
The first clue was released today. My sister and a friend came over to wind the yarn for me, which was very nice. Nicky was being very helpful, as well as entertained. Clue #1 was the toe of the sock. It's a toe up construction. I was kind of scared about doing a toe up sock. I've done them before, but with only one hand, it's tough. Judy's Magic Cast-On was easy enough, but that first round had me in tears. But then I realized, is it the actual work that I can't do? or is it just that it's frustrating that it's not as easy as it used to be? Stoically I tried again, bound and determined that by God, I would do it if I did nothing else. Surprising what a litle elbow grease will do :)
So now I've completed all 19 rows of the first clue, and am ready for the next clue. Everything else about doing these socks should be pretty easy; it's really nothing more than a bunch of travelling stitches, and they're easy enough to do.
Piece of cake :)