And Now to the Right
KIP "After Hours"

One Less Mystery

It was just too too too hot to knit any of my projects this weekend. My original plan was to do the second half of Backyard Leaves (thus having begun and completed a green project in May) but then the mercury rose into the 90s and the thought of even touching wool left me woozy, so I started on a pair of socks instead. Yes, those are wool too, but it's itty bitty wool so it's not so bad. Of course, being me, I couldn't use the 3 sock yarns in the stash. Oh, no. I had to go out into the heat to Knitorious to buy the ball of Trekking that I've been coveting for weeks. That was Friday.

This was Saturday. I've been thinking about trying different sock methods to truly decide which I like best. These will be cuff-down using the Magic Loop method. (The Lornas Laces yarn will be toe-up, 2 at a time, on 2 circs. The new yarn from Etsy will be on dpns, toe-up, trying a different toe. I'm an equal opportunity knitter.) So I got out the book and the yarn and the needles and figured it out. And you know what? If you just do what they tell you, it's not too bad. The big mystery that was "magic loop" is no more. There's only one thing I'm not crazy about with this method. See the pink crochet hook in the picture? That's holding a stitch that I dropped. With dpns you can just shift them around to pick up a dropped stitch, but with the magic loop you have to wait until you get back to that point to put it back on the needle. Other than that, though, I like it. I went back to Knitorious and got another 40" needle so that I could start the other sock from the outside end of the ball. That worked well all weekend, and the cuffs are almost done. Pics soon. (I took this one with my phone and I hate the quality. Why suck up bandwidth with bad pics?)


The comments to this entry are closed.