Monday, November 12, 2007

Sock it to me baby...more socks
I am on a roll with knitting my basic Sue sock pattern. I love this pattern. The more I knit it, the better I get. I have even mastered the Kitchener stitch to close my toes. I have had a mental block doing this, but finally after umpteen tries, I finally got it. Of course I am saying the sequence out loud every time I do it, but who cares. The dogs don't pay me any attention so I just keep right on going.

Here is what I was mentally casting on as I was finishing the last pair of socks. I still have an orphan to finish from another pair, but I will tackle that after the next two projects. Here are the latest socks.

This is Tofutsies yarn. I have never knit with it before. So far it's been pretty good to knit until I drop a stitch. I find it a bit splitty when trying to pick up a dropped stitch. I keep a steel crochet hook next to me when knitting socks. I love how soft it is and the way the pattern is spiraling down the sock. One sock has a wider pattern to the swirl than the other. I am not sure if that is my tension or what. I am using #1 dpns. and 72 stitches. I do love superwash wool socks better so we'll see how this goes.


Wool Winder said...

Interesting the way the yarn is working up.

Leigh said...

I still have to chant the Kitchener mantra out loud too. The socks you're working on now look great! I've never used Tofutsies either, so I appreciate your experience.

vlb5757 said...

WW-I thought it would be more stripes than a swirl, but it still looks pretty cool anyway.

Leigh-I hate that the yarn splits. I doubt I will use it again because I find that really annoying. And something else that I didn't post; the smell. For some reason the yarn smells like ambers from the fire place. I know that sounds really odd, but it has this really earthy smell to it. I am hoping that washes out, but right now I can smell it. Because of being a chef, I have a sensitive nose so you might not notice the smell the way I do.