The magic of first knitting.
Buffalo Gals Yarn, garter ridge earwarmer, #10 needles.
This wonder taught him at SOAR.
For his next project, he selected socks, on a set of 5 #4 needles. First purling, first circular knitting, first time switching the yarn from front to back for the ribbing. It was going ok, lots of three stitches forward and two back for about 5 rounds. Counting to 4 was sometimes difficult.
We went over how to see the mistakes before I would fix anything, so he could ‘read’ his knitting. Then he had to fly out of town for work. He was obsessed with the knitting at that point. He took it with him and just had to figure out how to get around the circle without help. This is what he brought home!
Sure, there were a few mistakes early on, but he doesn’t seem to mind and left them be. He is not afraid to rip and has taken out 3 or 4 inches at a time – just pulls the needles out – fearless. Soon, about 5 rows from now we will deal with a heel.