I had forgot I belonged to this group and was trying to join this morning and after resetting password I saw your friends invitation. So very sorry about the time factor. My brain has been on "leave" for some time now. LOL! Please forgive me.
Did you get in Raverly. you have to go Raverly.com. they will ask if you are wanting to join, they will give you an invitation to join, it too me 3 weeks to be accepted it is worth the wait, Good luck Irene
The best book we have for showing first time sock knitters how it all works is I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks. At $12.95, it's a little more expensive than a pattern, but is full of step-by-step photos an instructions for knitting socks in different ways so you can find your favorite. I highly recommend it!
I'm sorry about getting back to you so late. I've been away for some months and had trouble with e-mail. I'm uncomfortable sending a pattern I got out of a book. These are copywrited. I believe you may find a basic sock pattern for free on the internet. I'd be happy to share info and trade war stories with you. Please let me know how you are doing.
The easiest way to learn socks is from Knitting for Dummies. I'll send you the directions from this if you like, but your local library probably has a copy. The illlustrations are great, and the instructions very easy to follow. It's how I learned. I got a copy for myself because it covers practically everything in Knitting! You'll need a set of 5 double pointed needles (dpn's) and some worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand with 25% wool. I highly recommend using plastic or wooden needles, as wool on metal is very slippery. My personal favorite dpns are made by bryspun and only 5 inches long. It keeps me from jabbing myself at the end of each row. Klutzy. Needle size 7 or 8 is good to start with. Let me know if you still want the basic how-to pattern. But the illustrations in the book are really helpful. Good luck. Let me know how you are doing.
I copied and pasted the message I received from Ravelry. I still have not taken a picture of my shrug, but I shall.
Your friend would need to sign up for an invitation at www.ravelry.com Once they are a member of the site, they can simply do a People search (www.ravelry.com/people) of your user name and they will see your page! Please let me know if you have any further questions or if there is anything else I can do to help! Thanks!! Erica (Ravelry Help) firstname.lastname@example.org
Just saw your post. I'm a RH Queen of a group of 18. We've been together 4 years already. This past weekend we all went to Maui for the Interisland get- together. So Fun!!! There we're only about 200 but it was a terrific weekend. I took my knitting but never had time to touch it. I collect knitting books (don't seem to use them much) and love to go through them and dream about cold weather, a fire, a glass of wine and my knitting.