The End is Near...
The end of the month, that is. It amazes me that time moves freakishly fast, yet so seemingly slow simultaneously. It's deceiving, really.
As it is January, I'm doing my damndest to end this first month with achievement and success rather than excuses and shortcomings. On that note, January socks are off the needles!
Pattern: Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh (Rav Link)
Yarn: Lang Yarns Jawoll Cotton Superwash(49%Superwash wool, 35% Cotton, 16% Nylon). In Color 88.0034.
Needles: Addi Lace 2.75mm
Notes: I heeded the recommendation of a friend and cast on and worked each toe separately, because I LOVE using Turkish Cast on for toe up socks.
I started with a wider toe, and I prefer it. I will likely use the same approach in future toe-up endeavors.
After I established the toes, I consolidated both socks onto one needle and continued to knit two-at-a-time in the round. I like both the pattern and the yarn; however I do not think they suit each other appropriately.
The pattern creates a restrictive fabric and the yarn lacks fliexibility. I ripped and knit my heels three times before I was able to negotiate a gusset that I could fit over the heel of my foot. The written pattern for these socks leaves all the shaping decisions up to the preferences of the knitter, so I would recommend deciding in advance which type of toe, gusset and heel you plan to use.
How are your resolutions and/or January projects coming along?
1/29/2011 07:26:02 am
They turned out great. the detail in them is really amazing.
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