Well, I can't knit either - have always been AWFUL at it - I would start with 20 stitches on my needle and somehow end up with 40, where these other stitches were coming from was anybody's guess - maybe they were breeding?
Anyway, last year I went to a class at my local wool shop and it wasn't long before the owner Claire realised that I was wrapping the yard round wrong (somehow?!!) and thus creating extra stitches. By the end of the class she even had me doing a little bit of cabling!!
However, I still found knitting D-U-L-L. Compared to crochet it works up S-L-O-W-Y and I am an instant gratification kinda gal. So the knitting was cast to one side.
But recently I have been hankering after making socks - inspired by Alice over at Crochet With Raymond - she has been knitting the most beautiful socks and I wanted to try.
As you can see it fits me perfectly (I say "it" as I have so far only knitted the one!!) but as such my feet must be a very odd shape as this is what it looks like off:
It looks like something Father Christmas might see hung on a mantelpiece!! I judged how long to make the foot by trying it on and as I said it does indeed fit perfectly so I must have short fat feet!! In actual fact they are a size 6 and I take regular width shoes so not quite sure what is going on there!!
I followed this pattern here but could not have done it without Kelley's Sock Class on YouTube (although she is using a circular needle, I did mine on four double points).
I nearly gave up doing the leg as the boredom set in but the combination of the variegated yarn and the TV kept me going.
So, the moral of this tale is even if for years your have thought you can't - maybe, just maybe - you can....