Tuesday, September 01, 2009

the sock mojo has returned


I'm back to knitting socks! I went a month or more without once picking up the dpns, a strange thing for me. In the past few years, socks have always been my mainstay knitting - the "go-to" project. But this summer, it seemed like sweaters were taking over my mind. Not a bad thing, but harder to transport. But the socks have returned. I finished up a pair of bamboo ones, and started these stretch cotton ones while we were at the cottage. I admit - they are super quick, being on larger 3.0mm needles (as opposed to my usual 2.25mm) and fewer stitches (48 rather than the usual 64 or 72). But still - these are flying off the needles. I tried making both at the same time - knitting both toes, then both foot sections, then both heels, and now, both leg sections. I've left the first one still on the needle s- not sure if I will do a hemmed edge or a ribbing - I'm leaning to the hem as these are probably for my Mom, and she likes the hem, but this yarn is quite thick, so I'm not sure the hem will be all that attractive. We'll see.

Next up - I have some wonderful red Jitterbug I've been eyeing in the stash - either that or some autumnal shaded Claudia Handpaint...

4 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

As you know, I'm not a socky girl myself, but scads of them always look so luscious!

Needles said...

You could always put beads on them...

Anonymous said...

Why not alternate between the two??

Brenda said...

I think, after my last two sweater failures, I should get out the DPNs too . Socks sound like a great antidote to sweater failure.