Friday, September 14, 2012

More Socks!

Made brave (foolhardy?) by my previous success, I embarked on another sock project.

This time I cast on
Waterfall Socks by Wendy D. Johnson.
I used Spring Showers, a 75/25 merino/nylon sock yarn by inspinknitty (KnittyKnotty)

Yes, another two-at-a-time, toe-up project!

This pattern proved much more interesting than the previous one. It has a simple but pretty lace pattern.

I have thick ankles and broad legs (you wanted to know that, didn't you?) so I wanted a nice stretchy cast-off. A bit of research led me to Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off, so I tried it.

The finished socks.

A pretty pattern.
I think there could be more socks in my future.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Many, many years ago, in the dim and distant past, I made a pair of socks for my daughter. I used four double pointed needles, and it took ages. I doubt if I'd have finished if I hadn't promised my daughter!

Back in July I was persuaded to join in a sock KAL run by Indieway. Her yarns are beautiful, and she's such a lovely lady, so I took my courage in both hands and metaphorically jumped in the deep end.

I cast on
Two at Once, Toe-Up Magic Loop Socks by the Knit Picks Design Team, using Indieway's 80/20 sock yarn in Wildfire.

It was a learning curve!
Controlling the magic loop was a challenge, but a lot easier than juggling the double pointed needles.
Knitting two socks at a time at least makes sure both socks get finished, but I can assure anyone who wants to know that stocking stitch is boring - particularly two lots in one go.

Still, I finished.
They're very warm and comfortable.

I'll be doing this again.