Friday, October 19, 2012

On The Needles - Oct 19, 2012

I did a little more yarn shopping this past week and came home with this beautiful virgin wool by Lana Grossa.  The label says its 80% virgin wool and 20% polyamide made in Italy.  I love the little light gray flecks.  This will make a nice pair of socks for hubby, although it will be hard to not keep them for myself. 

As usual, I'm knitting them two at a time, from the toe up.  My friend and I had a discussion about this and even though I agree that making one sock at a time seems to go faster, I still prefer to have a pair of socks ready to wear as soon as I bind off at the cuff and weave in the yarn tails. 

This is a simple short-row toe and heel sock with a k5, p2 ribbing on the instep that will continue up the leg.  I wanted to do a little design but keep it simple enough that I can still watch t.v. while knitting.  Some of the patterns I would like to try would require more concentration than I'm willing to give right now.  This way I can feel productive while viewing some of my favorite shows and movies.

In case you were wondering, I set aside the skyp socks until after the holidays.   Those will be for me and with Christmas coming soon I still have a few gifts I want to make.   

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to visit Judy's blog, Patchwork Times, and check out the links to the projects others are doing. 

4 comments:

  1. I agree with you on doing 2 at a time seems to go slower but I don't want to be guilty of the second sock syndrome. Love the yarn choice.

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  2. Those will be nice looking socks! How do you bind off your toe-up socks to keep the edge stretchy?

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    1. Thanks Judy. I found Jeny's Surprisingly Stretch bind off to be the best solution: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php

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  3. I have yet to attempt socks, but the general feeling seems to be toe up/2 at a time.

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