Saturday, May 09, 2009

Socks DO Rock!

In order to finally finish my Sweet Pea Socks, which had been languishing for 9 months, I made them my #1 project rather than a secondary, "Pick up when you have a chance" project. It worked--I finished them in 2 weeks. Breaking my toe and having to stay off my feet a bit (ironically, while I knit SOCKS) helped a lot the first weekend. The socks are beautiful and the Silkie Socks that Rock is luscious.
I'm very pleased with the result, although now that it's May I won't be able to wear these for awhile. Something to look forward to.

I will immediately cast on for my next two-year-old Socks that Rock pattern and yarn, Solstice Slip in Socks that Rock Lightweight Firebird. This pattern can be knit either top down or toe up, and since I'm a novice at toe-up, I first thought I'd try that. But since I plan to cast on for Norah Gaughan's Mitered Top from Spring/Summer 2009 Vogue Knitting, which I want to finish in time for my son's 8th grade graduation in about 6 weeks, I think I better make these something I can handle easily--hence, I'll do them top down. I'll make toe-up one of my learning goals for the future. More on the tank once I get started!

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