Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Avoiding second sock syndrome

(Oh man...I've always wanted to say that ever since Mr. Seshadri did)

Socks for my dad are now underway.

Please forgive the crappy photo.

As you can probably tell, I'm making 2x2 rib toe-up socks for my dad. This time, I got out my size 4 addi lace needles with the insanely long cord so that I could knit both at the same time using magic loop. It takes a little getting used to, but I've got the hang of it now.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering - yes, I did cheat a little. I knit the increases of each toe on dpns first, transferring the stitches to the circular once I had all the stitches I needed. I haven't quite thought out the physics of how I'm going to do the heel, but I figure it'll become, as Mr. Rice would say, 'intuitively obvious' once I get there.

(and tonight, I'm dragging out all sorts of high school teacher expressions? What's wrong with me?!!)


Adrienne said...

I really like that colourway, it's very appropriately manly. =)


(sorry, that makes no sense, but I just wanted to say "wah" =P)

Karen said...

Holy Hannah! (again, no reason why, other than to drag out high school memories)

They're knitting up a lot grayer than I thought they would. When I bought the yarn, I thought it was more brown.

Maybe one day I should shock my dad and make him some bright orange socks or something. Haha!!