This past week my goal has been to finish off my WIP’s. Even though I did cast on the “My Little Secret Crop” by Jessie Maed Designs, I did get some socks completed!
The first finished pair of socks is the “Rose City Rollers Littles Edition” by Mara Catherine Bryner. These are a simple sock with a rolled cuff making it even faster since there is no ribbing. This was my first time changing colors for the heel and toe and I think it came out awesome! My mom sends me her sock bits to make baby socks so I’m not sure what yarn was used. I used Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina DPN 5″ size 1. I really like using the smaller length double pointed needles.
My goal this year is knit all the different methods for adult socks. I just finished up my pair using a 9″ circular needle. I used ChaioGoo in size 2. The yarn is Premier Yarns Wool-Free Sock in colorway Pueblo. It’s an acrylic yarn but works up so soft and nice. This was my first time using a self-patterning yarn and it adds so much class to a simple sock. I think this method is a distinct love ’em or hate ’em. The first couple of rows are pretty finicky. If you are working with a small sock the stitches can get pretty spread out. I’ve heard that dropping to an Addi 8″ can help out a lot with that issue. Its also a bit more taxing on your hands. Your hands are so close together you kind of feel like a giant knitting and can be really tense. If you are doing a basic stockinette sock I think these small circulars are the way to go. It’s so fast since you aren’t switching needles so much. For the heel I tucked the top of the foot stitches still on the circular into the cuff and used a couple DPN’s to do the heel flap and to pick up stitches. I added a stitch marker to keep the top of foot stitches together and worked all the stitches back onto the circular for the gusset. For this pair I added some ribbing on the instep. Once I got to the toe I did the decreases til I was too small to work with and then I split them one side stayed on the circular and the other side I used DPN’s to finish.
I have a sweater that is about 75% done. After taking a good luck at it I realize that it is ginormous! I made it in a size large with intentions on giving it to my husband. He would drown in it! I have just really fallen out of love with it but with the back, and sleeves done, I’m too close to give up on it! One of these days I’ll get tired of seeing the project bag in the living room and get busy with it.
I hope ya’ll are staying happy and healthy!