Tuesday, February 17, 2009

4 of 12

AKA Hubband's Valentines Day Socks. I wanted to learn some new sock knitting stuff like Magic Loop instead of the standard double point needles, a square-toe start instead of a short-row toe, and I used a slightly different short-row heel than I have in the past (no wraps). I started these on Wednesday night at my weekly knitting group (so I could have a lesson on the toe and ML), one at a time (though with ML it is common to do both socks at the same time), finished the first sock and cast on the second one Friday night. I finished the second sock this afternoon and really enjoyed learning all the new stuff. I defiantly like ML, though I have nothing against DPNs. (In fact I have my next pair of socks on them right now, those were started last Tuesday night and worked on during the day before my ML lesson. No, I haven't picked them up since, but probably will tomorrow.) Yes, I do seem to have a new addiction to knitting socks, but no one around here seems to be complaining about it. Hubband has a poker game on Sunday and is very excited to wear his new socks. (I am sure he will tell the guys that I made them for him, like he did with his anniversary socks to our Super Bowl outing. Silly man.)

6 comments:

Channon said...

Those might be the perfect man socks. Do you need some of my stash? At the rate you're going, you'll do more than a couple dozen pairs this year!

Pharmaknits said...

I'm glad you were able to do the second toe!!! How did the crochet part get done? Or did you start another way? Just wondering.... See you tonight over dinner break.

Bubblesknits said...

Those look great! I like the colors...perfect for manly socks.

Monica said...

You should be flattered he wants to tell "The Guys". They look great! Is it self-striping or did you do that? ... I could just go check your Ravelry... hehe

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Right now I'm knitting my first pair of real socks on dp but I have a pattern for the magic loop two at once that I'm hoping to cast on for next...hopefully it isn't to hard.

Anonymous said...

yep, ML is in the future, but I have been having good luck switching from dps to 2 circs. Now if I could just FINISH a pair...;-)

Betty in Texas