Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More socks on the needles

Earlier this spring I embarked on my first toe up socks (the Anastasia Socks)  they were okay....but I honestly don't enjoy the process of short row toes and heels....they fit my foot okay, but I don't look forward to making them.

But I haven't given up on toe up!  (haha)  maybe because the idea of not running out of yarn is so very appealing.  So I ordered Wendy's new book...Socks from the toe up....and it is amazing!  
She talks about so many different ways to do toes and heels....these are toes with Judy's magic cast on and a gusset heel...yep a gusset!  It was easy and enjoyable!  I'm totally rethinking toe up!

I'm loving watching my handspun become socks!  (this is the Targhee!)  and it has such a long leg because I still had yarn :)  oh and as someone mentioned on the last post....yep these are on dpn!  Even though I wrote magic loop tutorials (and still get lots of blog hits for them) dpn are my comfort knitting.  Some projects seem better for magic loop and then I will go for it, but in general I reach for my lovely harmony dpn!  


Anonymous said...

I love to knit socks on DPN's too. It's just the best.

Stacy said...

The yarn looks fantastic in sock form!!

ashpags said...


The I Love This Cotton is really wonderful to knit with. It's very soft, much softer than either of the 'n'Creams. It does fuzz a little which is not a big deal, but surprised me. It is, however, really weird to wash dishes with. It gets...mushy. I don't know a better way to describe it. I think it would be better on smaller needles (I used US 7s) and better for a face/washcloth than for a dishcloth, because I didn't feel like it scrubbed really well. I have some left over if you want to try it! Just lmk. =)

Bea said...

Love these. The yarn is gorgeous. I totally completely don't like DPN. I don't like straights at all either and will knit anything and everything on circulars. Too each his own I guess?

Lovs2Knit said...

I love WendyKnits patterns. My favorite toe up cast on is a Turkish cast on and I prefer the short row heel flap for my foot. I'm a magic looper through and through but I prefer dpns for knitting colorwork socks.

Davene McBride said...

That yarn is very pretty. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Love you! Mom