Saturday, March 01, 2008

Already Finished a Pair of Socks for March!

First of all - I can't believe it's already March!  This year is flying by.

I also can't believe that I've already finished a pair of socks for March!  To be honest, it's been a struggle to finish a pair per month for the last few months, but right now I really feel like I am in a great knitting groove.  

I'm glad I'm feeling the knitting, because I really can't do anything else right now with the stress fracture in my leg.  I did try to do a bit of walking today, but after only 1 block of slow walking I was feeling pain.  I guess I'm not ready yet.  

This pair of socks marks the first time I've knit a pair 2 at a time using magic loop.  I was inspired by the new book 2-At-A-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.  I didn't use her method, but I was inspired to try the technique (I did the toes separately, but then put them on the same needle once the toes were done).

It turns out that I don't really like knitting socks 2 at a time.  I do like not risking Second Sock Syndrome, but I just didn't enjoy the experience as much.  I think it's because there's just too much going on.  I also found it more difficult to prevent ladders for some reason.

Sock Specs:

Yarn: Yarntini Sport Weight (260 yards) in the Twistini colorway.  (Purchased at Twisted in Portland, Oregon).  

Needles: Addi Turbo 32" 3.25mm circular.

Pattern:  I made it up as I went along.  2 @ a time toe up on one circular using magic loop.  


lexa said...

They're beautiful! I haven't tried socks 2 at a time yet. I usually don't suffer SSS, but once in awhile it happens. I'm kinda stick-to-what-I-know.

Pensguys said...

Those are VERY pretty!

I've done two socks on two circs and I've done them with dpns. Right now I'm preferring dpns. I usually get 2nd sock syndrome, but I'm feeling like I won't suffer with that right now since I've done most of my socks with 2 circs...and I'm with you....too much going on. It is nice to be done with both socks at one time though. I'll probably do some of both.

knitting elephant said...

Those look like they'll break the monotony of winter nicely! Now I need to make myself a pair of non-winter-blues-socks. ;-)

Esoteric Knitter said...

Super cute! I love the colorway you used.

tiennie said...

These are beautiful!

Shawna said...

cute socks:o)

Kay said...

Oooh, nice! (The Step ones look great, too.)

I agree with you about the two-socks-at-a-time. I've knit two sleeves at a time, but with socks there's just not enough stitches in a row to make it worth it--seems all you do is get started and you're dropping the yarn to pick up the other ball for the second sock. There's no pleasing round-and-round-and-round knitting.

Beth said...

Very nice socks! I wasn't tempted by that color when I saw it but it looks wonderful knitted up.

Take it easy on that leg and you'll be healed by spring.

Lynn said...

I really liked these socks!! You did a great job!

Ilix said...

Those look great! I am planning on giving that a try myself, so it's good to know how others feel about two socks at once! :D

feel better soon!

JessaLu said...

Wow, look at you go! I love the colors in this pair.

I tried two at a time socks and didn't like them too much - too hard keeping track of what needle goes where and what ball of yarn is in use, etc.

wishiwerebuffy said...

They are beautiful!!