Hi and welcome 🙂
Welcome to what exactly?
This a website and blog-to-be about how to knit socks! There will be regular blogposts and free written patterns to accompany the knitting video tutorials that I have been making since December 2015.
You are probably new here (since I am new here, too 😀 ) so I will take this opportunity to introduce myself.
My name is Hilke and I am a 27 year old student from Germany. Knitting socks is a bit of a passion of mine (if you haven’t guessed it by now).
One of the things I remember from my childhood is that my mom used to make us wear hand knit socks when we went sledging or ice skating. Btw I still have one of the pairs that she made 10 years ago and they are still perfect! Anyway I have always associated knitting socks with sitting under a blanket with a cup of tea and some candles lit on the table which is what I enjoy most on fall or winter days.
The funniest thing is, that I didn’t even learn how to knit until a couple of years ago. I didn’t learn it at home and I didn’t even learn it at school, which is crazy since in sixth grade I learned how to crochet and even how to build a nesting box! 😀
I first attempted to learn knitting by reading a book, which was a complete waste of time. I didn’t get what the author was doing and my hands kept clenching. After a while I decided to watch some videos about it instead and completed my first pair of socks. I still own that first pair as well and I still remember the pride I felt when I put them on for the first time 🙂
So that was the start of my knitting journey and ultimately the very first step towards my YouTube channel, which followed many years later.
I am currently looking into dyeing yarn and working with different colors to get different results and so far I am really loving it! But that is a topic for a whole ‘nother post.
What am I doing when I am not knitting?
Mostly I am either studying (well… sometimes!) or working part-time at the university. The last one doesn’t really count, since I also knit at work when it’s a slow work day, but don’t tell my boss! 😀
I am also a big fan of sewing! Baby clothes are my favorite – especially if someone I know is expecting. I sometimes post photos of the things I made on my Instagram account, so if you are also interested in sewing, you might enjoy following me here.
This is it for today! I hope you’ll stay around for regular posts about tips and tricks on how to knit socks!