Lauren: Immediately above you see the beginning of your new socks started from the toe up.Over top of that is further progress where I am doing the gusset increases. Next will be the heel area which I should get to this weekend.
This project is made using the Tie Dye yarn which is such a pleasure to work up; it just glides over the needles. At first I thought it was very splitty & unpleasant to work with, but was I wrong. It is so soft on my hands.
2.5mm Addis circs (2). Crazy Toes & Heels method. I have misplaced the label, so I cannot tell you the content of the yarn; I think it's wool/nylon.
This pretty much represents my first year in hand sock knitting. Above are 16 plus 2 being worn today & 2 given as gifts, so that is 20 altogether. On the needles I have 2 going so far. I am thinking about starting a couple more. When I put some leftovers away today, I spied some of my stash I'd like to get started on.
I started knitting socks with 4 dpns, then switched to 2 circs, size 2.5mm after I subscribed to a couple of sock knitting lists & read about what people use. I find the lists, Socknitters & Crazy Toes & Heels very helpful.
These are fun socks; I just love the colours!! These are done toe up & as you can see they are quite the same until up near the cuffs. At that point I came across a knot & it would not match up. I was not willing to waste the yarn to match & I probably wouldn't have enough anyway, but when I fold the cuffs down, it is very obvious.
This definitely livens up a plain black outfit... otherwise I have nothing to wear with them.
This was my first purchase of such an expensive, hand dyed yarn, but it was for someone really special, my daughter, so there you go.
It's a soft all merino yarn requiring hand washing. The colours are actually not quite so bright & there is more green. I don't see how I could possibly have matched this one up; it would have meant too much wastage.
These socks are ones I finished New Year's Eve 2008. I started them as a Magic Loop project, but got hopelessly confused about the needles when I was doing the heels. So I switched back to my 2 circular needle method, which right now I must say I really like.
I have no idea why the magic loop went 'wonky' on me, but it did. I'm very happy with the Queen Kahuna Crazy Toes & Heels methods, so I shall stick with that for now. There are some variations with it, so I won't get bored for a while, though I admit I am always looking at other books & am curious to try, but alas I don't have enough time for it all.
I did a pattern on the leg, similar to a waffle pattern, but it's quite subtle. This is a Mei Mei all wool sock yarn I ordered on Ebay; must remember to hand wash & dry flat.