Monday, March 05, 2007

New Socks that Rock Project

I finished my Swirly Girl socks last night, so I had a free needle to transfer the toe from my new Rockin Socks that Rock Monsoon socks onto. I prefer to use a 12" long ADDI turbo to knit my socks. I tried using the Magic Loop and double points, neither of which worked well. I don't yet have two size 2.5 mm circulars, so I had to finish the SG socks before I could start knitting up the foot of the new pair. I knit the toe on double points but they are not my preferred method of knitting socks.

The short row toe went really well. I love garter stitch! I'm not so fond of ribbing, though, and that's what the rest of the foot is in this pattern. Two different kinds of ribbing, no less. I'm going to try and stick to the pattern on this pair, though. After all, that's what I'm paying the big bucks for, isn't it? I didn't follow the pattern completely on any of last year's socks from the club, so I procrastinated on signing up again this year. Eventually I gave in and bit the bullet, though. I'm not good at following patterns. I want to do my own thing.

I watched Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters and knit away on the socks. I finished the 2nd Swirly Girl sock just as DH was ending. Actually I didn't finish it, but I knit off onto double points halfway through the toe decreases. They'll be done tonight, I promise. I want to wear them tomorrow.

Update: I'm almost ready to start the heel now. I've never successfully done a short row heel (or toe) so hopefully this one will work. Of course, I only tried the heel once before. Flap and gusset heels fit me well, so I didn't see a reason to change. The toe went perfectly, although where I started the ribbing pooches out a little before the ribbing compresses in again. My stripes are working out very nicely, with just a little spiraling. I am using a size 2.5 mm needle. Knitting the ribbing isn't too bad, either. The yarn is so smooth it knits like buttah.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

I'm also sick of ribbing! I'm going to turn my heel in about 2 or 3 more rounds. I'm doing mine on Drystal Palace size 0 DPNs. I like the body of the sock but I did my toes in 1's so the toes kinda blossoms out. It fits well, but looks very..phallic off the foot!
Good luck with your heel.