Friday, October 26, 2012

On The Needles - Oct 26, 2012

Not much progress to report on these grey socks.  Sometimes I wish I would just knit one sock at a time.  Things would seem to go faster.  

There's an advantage to making socks from the toe up.  You get to try them on as you go.  There's quite a bit of stretch to these and they are fitting me nicely.  My hubby's foot is slightly bigger so I may have to make him a different pair.  Oh darn! 

Today I'm headed to a friend's house for some crafting and visiting.  Just a little group of us will sit and chat while working on our projects.  I'm hoping that I might get the foot completed so that I can start on the heel shaping.  

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5 comments:

  1. nice socks a day of crafting with friends sounds nice.
    Ann

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  2. Great socks! I have trouble casting on for toes up socks-I guess I need some practice.

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    1. Thanks Maggie. Actually, I found the provisional cast on using waste yarn the easiest for me. First I create a crochet chain from waste yarn, making it about six chains longer than the required number of knit stitches I will need. For the short-row toes I cast on 1/2 of the total foot stitches by inserting my needle into the back bumps of the crochet chain. I work the toe shaping and then remove the waste yarn and pick up those live stitches. TechKnitter has some good illustrations and info here: http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2006/12/provisional-casting-on.html.

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  3. Nice socks! I love Techknitter, too!

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  4. Your socks look so warm. Question from a totally new knitter -- do you think it is easier to go from toe up or top down? I invested in a Magic Loop recently but have not started any socks YET!

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