Here they are: the completed Spanish Moss socks.
About socks, Hillary commented:
I just finished my first toe up sock and I’m having a hard time trying to decide what sock to do next. Have you ever tried to convert a cuff down pattern to a toe up one? Does it work? There are lots of really cute cuff down patterns but toe up is more logical and way easier to try on as you go to get the right fit.
I haven’t really, mainly because most of the socks I knit are pretty plain. But there’s no reason why you couldn’t.
Now, if you were using an obviously “one-way” pattern, you’d have to decide if you liked it up-side down. Otherwise, you’d have to turn the pattern the other way round to knit!
I, of course, started another sock.
Teddy is modelling a toe-up sock made from a prototype sock yarn that I am test-driving. It’s 75% alpaca/25% nylon and I am knitting it at 8 stitches to the inch using my ubiquitous size 0 (2mm) needles.
This makes a lovely fine fabric that is soft, silky, and warm.I think these will be wonderful winter socks, lightweight but nice and warm. I’m betting I’ll want to handwash these socks, even with the nylon content.
Well, yes, I did make a bit of progress on Kerry. I finished the first sleeve.
I was hoping to be further along, but I did very little knitting on Saturday. It was one of those days. I woke up feeling drained and blah. When I tried to knit, it was like I was trying to throw a rope over a tree branch with every stitch I formed. Needless to say, I did not get too far.
But this morning? Woke up feeling fine, so normal knitting could commence.
Lucy is demonstrating the proper position for “long kitty.”