Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Attempting To Do Toe-Up Socks Again-part 2

I've made some more progress on the Toe-Up sock. I got the gusset & the heel done, but I'm not too sure that I'm all that satisfied with it. My young daughter, who is a beginner knitter and who has not even attempted to knit socks yet thinks that the foot is too long. I'm not sure, but she does have a good eye for these sort of things.

So, I'm not sure if I should just continue and start working the leg or.....maybe I should frog back a few rounds and re-check the fit? This is a practice sock and I'm not all the certain that I'm going to proceed with making the second sock. I really dislike this yarn. I ordered it on-line through a craft catalog. It was cheap for a sock yarn. It's been kicking around in my stash for about 3 yrs., and I just keep using it for practice.



So, I'll play around with a little bit more, then I'll decide about Toe-Up socks. If I do like Toe-Up sock knitting, then I'll try it with a yarn that I do like!

I do need to get back to some other socks that need finishing.....after I get some house work done.

Attempting To Do Toe Up Socks Again-part 2

I've made some more progress on the Toe-Up sock. I got the gusset & the heel done, but I'm not too sure that I'm all that satisfied with it. My young daughter, who is a beginner knitter and who has not even attempted to knit socks yet thinks that the foot is too long. I'm not sure, but she does have a good eye for these sort of things.

So, I'm not sure if I should just continue and start working the leg or.....maybe I should frog back a few rounds and re-check the fit? This is a practice sock and I'm not all the certain that I'm going to proceed with making the second sock. I really dislike this yarn. I ordered it on-line through a craft catolog. It was cheap for a sock yarn. It's been kicking around in my stash for about 3 yrs., and I just keep using it for practice.

So, I'll play around with a little bit more, then I'll decide about Toe-Up socks. If I do like Toe-Up sock knitting, then I'll try it with a yarn that I do like!

I do need to get back to some other socks that need finishing.....after I get some house work done.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Attempting To Do Toe-Up Socks Again

I started my journey into the sock-knitting world about 3 yrs. ago. First, I had struggled with trying to figure out how to knit them on DPNs. I just couldn't figure out what all the fuss and the fascination was about knitting socks. Then, I discovered the technique of knitting socks on 2-Cirs. With a lots of help and encouragement from friends, I had knitted my first pair of socks. They were slightly too big, but I was hooked!


I have about 4 sock books and sock software and all sorts of circular needles and some sock yarn. I discovered the fascination with socks is that there are endless ways to design & create socks. So far, most of the socks that I've knitted have been done on 2-Cirs from the Cuff Down and I've made a couple pairs of socks using double-pointed needles.


About the same time that I had started to enter the world of socks....I wanted to try everything! Even Toe-Up socks. There are so many ways to cast on for Toe-Ups. I even blogged about it:

Toe-Up Socks....let me count the cast-on ways, but I haven't had as much success as I had hoped. I've had a lot of false starts trying to learn to knit Toe-Ups, and at one point, I kind of resigned myself to the fact, that I'll probably never be a toe-up sock person. But, I hate being beaten by a knitting technique.


So, there I was, just plugging way with my 2-different socks at the same time, please see previous post and I became bored with all the stockinette knitting involved with the foot part.


Hmm....bored, but needing to knit something.....so back to the drawing board with the toe-up socks, but my cirs were currently in use. Hmm....I know! I'll really give myself a challenge...I'll try a toe-up sock on 1-Cir aka Magic Loop!





I found a couple more methods for casting on for toe-up. The first one for from the The Knitting Fiend: Toe of Toe Up Sock, which worked well, but I ended up using this method from Online Knitting Classes by Kristin .

The pattern is called Express Lane by Diane Mulholland. Is pretty easy and it keeps my interest. I'm almost to the point of working on the gusset and the heel, so I'm trying to decide on which method might work the best. My Sock Wizard PC v. 2 has a lot options besides the one that's offered in the original pattern.




Attempting To Do Toe Up Socks Again

I started my journey into the sock-knitting world about 3 yrs. ago. First, I had struggled with trying to figure out how to knit them on DPNs. I just couldn't figure out what all the fuss and the fascination was about knitting socks. Then, I discovered the technique of knitting socks on 2-Cirs. With a lots of help and encouragement from friends, I had knitted my first pair of socks. They were slightly too big, but I was hooked!

I have about 4 sock books and sock software and all sorts of circular needles and some sock yarn. I discovered the fascination with socks is that there are endless ways to design & create socks. So far, most of the socks that I've knitted have been done on 2-Cirs from the Cuff Down and I've made a couple pairs of socks using double-pointed needles.

About the same time that I had started to enter the world of socks....I wanted to try everything! Even Toe-Up socks. There are so many ways to cast on for Toe-Ups. I even blogged about it:

Toe-Up Socks....let me count the cast-on ways, but I haven't had as much success as I had hoped. I've had a lot of false starts trying to learn to knit Toe-Ups, and at one point, I kind of resigned myself to the fact, that I'll probably never be a toe-up sock person. But, I hate being beaten by a knitting technique.

So, there I was, just plugging way with my 2-different socks at the same time, please see previous post and I became bored with all the stockinette knitting involved with the foot part.

Hmm....bored, but needing to knit something.....so back to the drawing board with the toe-up socks, but my cirs were currently in use. Hmm....I know! I'll really give myself a challenge...I'll try a toe-up sock on 1-Cir aka Magic Loop!





I found a couple more methods for casting on for toe-up. The first one for from the The Knitting Fiend: Toe of Toe Up Sock, which worked well, but I ended up using this method from Online Knitting Classes by Kristin .

The pattern is called Express Lane by Diane Mulholland. Is pretty easy and it keeps my interest. I'm almost to the point of working on the gusset and the heel, so I'm trying to decide on which method might work the best. My Sock Wizard PC v. 2 has a lot options besides the one that's offered in the original pattern.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm Still Here Knitting

I'm still here knitting. I just haven't had all that much to show or blog about lately. I'm still working on the 2 different socks at a time. I've begun to work on the foot (all stockinette) of both of the socks.

With the Easter holiday and the preparation for family and friends and cooking and cleaning; it left me with very little time for knitting.

I also had to make time to go out and get my haircut. I've been wearing my hair short for sometime now and I was long over-due for a cut, but yikes! I wasn't ready for all that gray hair to spring forth! Is that really me? I was just 21 like.....yesterday!

I'm so glad that the Spring is finally here. I will try and get outside with my camera so that I can take some photos of my sock knitting progress. My photos of my knitting seems to show up so much nicer when I take shots of it out doors. My son keeps telling me that's not why they got me a new digital camera for birthday....so that I can take pictures of my knitting!

I did manage to remember to take my camera with me when my son went to take his driver's test. Yes! He passed on his first try. He has his driver's license. Now, all he needs is a job and a car and insurance!

I must be a glutton for punishment....I got a little bored with the socks that I've been working on, so I'm attempting to learn/knit socks from the Toe-Up again. More about that later.

I'm Still Here Knitting

I'm still here knitting. I just haven't had all that much to show or blog about lately. I'm still working on the 2 different socks at a time. I've begun to work on the foot (all stockinette) of both of the socks.

With the Easter holiday and the preparation for family and friends and cooking and cleaning; it left me with very little time for knitting.

I also had to make time to go out and get my haircut. I've been wearing my hair short for sometime now and I was long over-due for a cut, but yikes! I wasn't ready for all that gray hair to spring forth! Is that really me? I was just 21 like.....yesterday!

I'm so glad that the Spring is finally here. I will try and get outside with my camera so that I can take some photos of my sock knitting progress. My photos of my knitting seems to show up so much nicer when I take shots of it out doors. My son keeps telling me that's not why they got me a new digital camera for birthday....so that I can take pictures of my knitting!

I did manage to remember to take my camera with me when my son went to take his driver's test. Yes! He passed on his first try. He has his driver's license. Now, all he needs is a job and a car and insurance!

I must be a glutton for punishment....I got a little bored with the socks that I've been working on, so I'm attempting to learn/knit socks from the Toe-Up again. More about that later.

A Little Lavender Shrug