Sunday, January 13, 2008

It`s all Kelleys fault

I really, really want to like knitting socks! A couple of years ago a made a pair on dpns, then a (still) lone sock followed, but it wasn`t fun. A few months back I made DD a pair, two at a time on two circs, and that was better, but I still wasn`t hooked, so the other day when I was listening to some `back issues` of the Knit Picks Podcast and Kelley Petkun was talking about knitting two socks on one long circ using the magic loop, I thought I`d give that a try. So off I went and found a brilliant tutorial by Cometosilver , and a l-o-n-g circ from Knit n Caboodle .

The very next day postie knocked on the door with this....

Well you can`t just buy a cirular needle on it`s own now can you? especially when the sock yarn is reduced to £3.95 a ball.
DD was quite amused that I became excited when I saw it was in a Purple posting bag, wrapped in lilac tissue, with a free cable needle. Luckily I had just finished the Aran shawl (which is blocking as I write) so I was able to cast on straight away.
The Hiya Hiya needles are quite nice to use, the joins are good and the cable very flexible, if a little curly, and so far I`m enjoying it - though with 32st to 4" and size 8 feet (!) to knit for, they won`t be the quickest socks in history, but I just love the colours - perfect for brightening up a dull january day.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Good dedication to the cause of becoming a sock addict :o) Hope looping the loop works for you

Queen of the froggers said...

Magic loop is the best! Glad you have discovered it.

Silvia said...

I still can't bring myself to knit Socks on anything else other than DPNS but that does not mean I can't go shopping for new Sock yarn!!!

Mandella said...

You know, you can never judge a book by its cover. I would never of dreamt that sock yarn would knit up like that.