She is using cheap yarn from the $2 shop which isn't what you use to knit socks normally as experienced sock knitters would know.
However, as we are practising we thought it was better to use the readily available and not expensive 8 ply acrylic yarn rather than the actual sock yarn which can be very expensive to buy unless it is on special. We will probably end up with a pair of bed socks but that's okay as long as we manage to make two socks that vaguely resemble each other.
It is just as well that we are starting off with the acrylic yarn as I have been unable to buy sock yarn here in town as the stock hasn't come in as yet. I mentioned that fact on the DTE forum and was surprised yesterday to receive two balls via Express Post from another member. I was gobsmacked. Isn't that a nice gesture? So now, once I have made the prototype it will hopefully be full steam ahead with the 'real yarn'. I tell you it is going to be one big learning curve as I have had to ask Mr.Google what 'dpn' (double pointed needle) meant as well as lots of other terms which are used by people who know what they are talking about...where knitting socks is concerned anyway :-)
If you can knit socks do pass on some hints you may have for absolute beginners. We are just going with Knit and Purl at this stage as we venture into the world of sock making.
I haven't used my new camera much during the cold weather as I am still getting over a bug but I found a dahlia today that I hadn't seen before so I thought I would take a photo of it with the Nikon...
...as well as this beautiful chrysanthemum which has just opened up. This was a Mother's Day present I bought myself last year. It is quite stunning at the moment.
I hope that any NSW readers who are in the areas which have been badly hit by the storms of the last few days are safe and that their homes haven't been damaged. It has been unbelievable weather for you and thankfully the low is moving out to sea. Big hugs to you all! For my Northern Hemisphere readers you can see some photos here.