(Hey, thanks to everyone who weighed in on the comment of different sock heels for different feet!)
Did you notice in the photos of my socks in progress yesterday that both socks were on two circulars?
Do you remember me saying how I don’t like knitting socks on two circulars? Yeah, I sorta changed my mind.
My main objection was having the length of the circular not in use dangling from the work. And the extra time it took to pull a needle up and put it in position to begin using it to knit.
Then I got some Knitpicks 16-inch circular needles and tried those.
Those are size 0 needles — Knitpicks classic circulars. The cord is extremely flexible so that you can easily bring the tips together to knit comfortably. This is a problem with some 16-inch circulars I’ve used. The cord was so stiff I couldn’t use them comfortably.
It ocurred to me to try the Knitpicks needles in the 16-inch length because the cords are so nice and flexible. And the needles are cheap — $4.99 each for the smaller sizes.
So I’m happy.
How about you guys? Time for a poll!
Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles, I now have a completed pair of socks.
These are my Pagoda Lace Socks, knitted in merino sock yarn from The Knittery in the Passionfruit colorway on 2mm needles. They seemed to take forever because I knit them at a gauge of 10 stitches to the inch.
L-B will be test-knitting the pattern soon at 8 stitches to the inch, normal fingering weight, and then the pattern will be available for sale.
I’ve got a copy of Take No Farewell by Robert Goddard up for grabs. This was a particularly good read, as I recall.
Want it? Send an email to blogcontestATcomcastDOTnet before noon Eastern time on Sunday July 1, 2007. The random number generator will choose the recipient on Sunday afternoon.
Have a great weekend!