Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New sock project

Things have been busy in our house, with adjusting to the start of school and B-day celebrations!  So there isn't a lot to show, but here it is:

These are Retro Rib socks from Favorite Socks.  I made a pair earlier and DH wanted a pair, so these are for him!!  I'm using Risata from Knitpicks.  The first time I used this yarn I really liked it (it is a cotton blend and softer than a lot of other cottons)  This time I'm realizing that it is a little on the thick side for sock yarn.  I'm still happy with these socks and think DH will be too (I think the cotton is a good choice for him because he is always warm)  Because I had done this pattern before I wanted to try something different and so I am making them 2 at a time on magic loop! (a first for me....this site helped me get started!)  It is too soon to pass judgement on if I like the method or not, but it will be nice to be done with both at the same time!  Happy knitting!  (as I type this I'm wearing my new gloves and they are working out super!)

6 comments:

Robin said...

I'm looking forward to hearing about the magic loop knitting ~ can't seem to be able to give up my dpn's.

Aunt Kathy said...

I so want to learn magic loop and knitting two at once. Can you come over and show me in person.

Stacy said...

I agree with Robin and Kathy.... I can't wait to hear more about magic loop!

Jennifer said...

I've magic looped a couple of times but never 2 at a time. Awesome. Though I am a DPN girl. I don't know why? I don't mind magic loop but for some reason my socks get done faster on DPNs. Isn't choice great?

Oh and I really hope the AC is cranked because there is no other reason for needing fingerless gloves in August in LA. :)

Wool Winder said...

The air conditioner must be blasting in order for you to wear your gloves now. Good luck with magic loop.

Lovs2Knit said...

I loved my dpns until I tried Magic Loop. Now I rarely us my dpns. I've knit a few pair two at a time and I like it but don't always use it.