Friday, July 6, 2007

I swear, it jumped into my bag

What's this???!? Has Hedwig turned into a tropical bird?? Alas, sometimes my one project at a time plan (more on that one of these days) doesn't always happen. Ms. H, Fearless Yarn Leader at LYS, suggested I make one small sock as a store sample of this new yarn (Farmhouse Yarns Bo Peep sock yarn) and keep the rest of the yarn. Natch, the deal was sealed immediately. I'm doing a toe-up sock from a chart pattern in the Summer issue of IK. Notice the 2 circs waiting in the wings; I borrowed dpns from the misc. needle cup at work to start there and switched this morn to circs.

I'm not much of a sock knitter, I have to confess. I'm hard on my socks, I'm a loose knitter, I'm not wild about dpns, and I like bigger needles for a variety of reasons. I've only made a few in all my years of knitting. I didn't understand the craze until I found The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook by Lynne Vogel. Wow, what creativity! Will Cindy now be photographing socks everywhere out in the world . . . stay tuned, I haven't a clue.


Alene said...

I love the color, all bright and cheery. I'm not sure if I like the toe-up, 2-at-a-time thing. It seems to take longer than doing it the regular way. I also didn't think I'd be a sock knitter for the exact same reasons you cited. In fact I think the small needles, whether dpn or 2 circs, make my arms hurt if I do too much. Can't wait to see the progress.

Cindy said...

I've never done 2 at a time (seems like it would have some minuses as well as the pluses you hear) and this will be the 1st time I do a toe-up (so far I like that). Aches are a big part of why I like bigger needles, too. On the flip side, I've met a knitter with arthritis who preferred skinny needles because they were so light. Me, I think that gripping skinny needles even gently gives me RSI symptoms. I'm doing my little sock left-handed to see if it is any different. cindy, knitting geek.