Monday, January 29, 2007

Socks


Some serious sock knitting (and finishing) going on here...




Vesper Socks in Neapolitan
K3 P1 Rib, Size 0 (gulp) needles


I knit the second one in 4 days (a record for me) then started this today...

Grumperina's Jaywalkers
Claudia's Hand Painted Yarn
(I love the rich colors!)


I'm trying the Magic Loop with Knit Picks size 1 circular needle.

I'm really liking this method as I get the hang of it. Nice even stitches, no gaps, long smooth rows... and the Knit Picks needles are so pointy, slick and flexible.

It was certainly awkward at first but once I got the hang of it, the needle switch at the end of a row is not much more effort than moving between dpns.

I think I'll give 2 on 2 circulars another shot on my next pair. I liked this method a lot... I just wish you could get color coded needles to make keeping track of the dangling ends easier.

But for now, several days of itty, bitty needle knitting, has left my hands crying for mercy so the Jaywalkers will have to wait a bit for more attention.

That's okay... tonight is 24 and Prison Break which means a couple of roundabout hours on Wicked.

7 comments:

Wendy said...

You should come on over and join my husband in front of the TV (that is why I'm upstairs right now, though!)

I like the neopolitan socks. I have the same yarn but I haven't used it yet. It is nice to know how it looks!

Lynn in WI said...

Hey Tammy--I just saw you wearing your Sahara over at Knit and Tonic and wondered, "Could that be Donna's Tammy?" And you are!

Wow! Congratulations on a fine piece of knitting! I'm proud to "know" you. :)

Donna Boucher said...

Fine looking socks!

I have not used 0's yet...but some day....

amanda said...

I love those shows. Can't wait for the Michael/Sara reunion. And what a twist with the whole Jack's brother being the evil unnamed guy from last season.

Congrats on being the first to finish Sahara!

miss88keys said...

I found you through Knit & Tonics post about your completed Sahara. I just peeked at all your completed knits & WOW!! You're knitting is beautiful!

Tammy said...

Thanks!

Waiting for Michael and Sara too!

sp said...

Ooh! I love the Neopolitan socks. I have some in the stash and may have to pull it out for the next pair of socks....