Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Year of the (hand knit) Sock

Just like the Chinese New Year has its representative, this year will be represented for me by the sock. I do knit other things but my most favorite thing to knit in the whole world are socks. When I 1st started to teach myself to knit the thought of knitting socks never crossed my mind. I bought a few books on knitting socks and then after many unsuccessful attempts at casting onto DPN's I did it. I then signed up for a magic loop class and I have been hooked ever since. Now my technique has changed a bit due to my severe SSS (Second Sock Syndrome). I have mastered the 2 at a time socks on one circular method by Melissa Morgan Oakes. I love her method but I have a different way of casting on than she does. Hey, if you get there the same way whats the difference? Here are my husbands finished socks. These are the first pair I did on one circular. I used a size 47" Addi Turbo Lace Size 2 with Knitcol Adriafil Yarn. I didnt have enough to do the toe so I substituted Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

Knitting Central Sock Club Kit for February
These colors are just beautiful plus the yarn is so soft and smooshy. Its Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Gold Rush. I love it and I have never used it before. I cast on for these right away last night. I have lots of socks in the works and if this 2 at a time things goes as planned I will be swimming in a sea of socks in no time! LOL.


Curly Cable said...

A very belated Happy New Year to you and your family. Crikey where is the time going. Your husband socks look super, and what a fantastic idea of knitting two socks at once, no ss syndrome and no risk of one sock being longer than the other. I'm awaiting a book on the magic loop method, so I am hoping I can teach myself that method, I hope it easy, up to now I have been a die-hard dpn fan, but feel its time to learn new techniques, as like you I am currently going through a sock knitting bug lol! Your new kit look super, as does you STR kit, I still waiting for mine to arrive.
fingers crossed it won't be too long now!

CurlyBrunette said...

I highly recommend the 2 at a time socks as to avoid the dreaded SSS. I hate it and this is one sure way to never have it again. Once you are done with the socks you are done. No thinking about casting on for another! Instead you can put them on your feet and cast on for an entirely different pair of socks. You're going to love the new STR kit. I think its going to be a favorite of mine this year. I still have to finish a few others from last years club but I wasnt going to let that stop me from joining this year. Happy New Year to you also!