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Sunday, June 10, 2007


As you may be able to tell from my last couple of posts, I have been branching out to the two socks on two circs world. I also have made a couple of socks *gasp* cuff down... what would cause such a departure from my norm of toe-up on 5dpns????

I think it is very obvious that I am not a monogamous knitter - I like to have many projects on the go at once. This causes problems when you want to use your 3mm DPNs and they already have a project attached... what to do? what to do?

Well, luckily, I took advantage of the Tapestry Craft sale to broaden my knitpicks range to include their small diametre circulars in a range of lengths (I have bohus dreams and thought if I had the right tools, perhaps, one day...) I figured at 20% I wouldn't get them much cheaper. I was going to magic loop socks, but seeing as I had two 3mm circulars, would give the two socks at a time a go. After getting rather irate with the figure8/ turkish cast-on, I decided to go top down.

It's rather more fiddly than dpns, and not quite as mindless, but I have finished two pairs of socks in 8 days. Of course, that meant that I haven't done any other knitting at all! Socks are usually travel knitting - but I have dedicated tv knitting time, usually set aside for big projects, to socks this week.

Worth it? You betcha - but I'm not ready to throw away my dpns just yet... They feel so much more comfortable to knit with.

And finally - I wasn't a big fan of the monkey pattern at first, but with the perfect yarn I absolutely adore it. And, oh, my feet are so warm!

Here's a picture of how fantastic my feet looked all day today while I was out and about!


Taphophile said...

Oh they do look lovely - well done!

Jejune said...

More monkey socks! They look so good - I think I'm going to have to jump on this bandwagon too ;)

Black Mary Janes are the perfect shoe for hand-knit socks, aren't they? I'm a recent convert!