Thursday, November 4, 2010

I crack myself up sometimes

My Mom talked me into attempting to knit a pair of socks. For me. I will do the cuff, the leg and the foot - she'll take care of the heel and the toe. My problem? I don't like to do 2 of anything - whether it be sweaters, sleeves, quilts......

I have enough yarn to do a vest like I made for her last year. It's still in the skiens. One of Jessie's friends asked for a sweater just like Jessie's.....hasn't happened yet.


But after 4" into this sock:



I got the bright idea to try the 2 at a time on 2 circular needles. Especially after seeing Judy L's sock knit along. Figuring, I'd get 2 done a lot quicker than just one. I had a lovely greyish black skien of bugga sock yarn, and a ball winder. Which I used with great success the other day, even though I don't have a yarn swift.
Guess it works a lot differently on sock yarn vs. worsted weight yarn:

But I did manage to get half of the skien of yarn wound so I could start these as well:


Two rows into it and an hour later, I'm not sure which will be faster for me. But we'll see. I figure when I get to the heel shaping part, these are going on DPN's and I'm giving both of them to my Mom to do the heels. Then I'll attempt to put them back on the circular needles and do the foot.....

What did I get myself into?????

6 comments:

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

LOL! I love the yarn you are using. It looks very cozy and I love saying bugga. It's very catchy. ;)

Libby said...

It's all like a foreign language. I applaud your bravery *S*

Michelle J said...

I feel the same way everytime I grudgingly agree to knit someone some socks. The first one is kind of fun, but the second one is like pulling teeth. ;\

marit said...

LOL! I always knit both at the same time, using magic loop, but it took me a few pairs until I had figured out how to do it! It might not be quicker, but at least both are done at the same time! And that is certainly an advantage...

Lib said...

I dont knit but enjoy seeing your Treasures.
Blessins'Lib

country mouse said...

You are a brave soul! I would love to try knitting socks (I even have the yarn and DPNs and everything) but always end up chickening out in the end. DPNs scare me, what can I say :( I have thought of trying the 2 at a time thing too, but haven't gathered up the courage for that either. Hopefully all goes well, and you'll be showing off some beautiful socks!!