It’s 10 or 11 days into the Summer of Socks and I’m not sick of socks yet. That’s a good thing.
Courtesy of insomnia, I got a lot done on my second Solstice Slip Sock.
I did not do a huge amount of knitting Sunday afternoon and evening, but late Sunday night/early Monday morning found me knitting along while vainly searching for something on television that would put me to sleep.
I like this sock with a plain gusset heel. Fortunately I guessed right on the first sock so the fit of the foot is just right.
Over the past week or so I’ve gotten some comments asking me if the number of pairs of socks I knit over the summer will be influenced by my “how many socks will Wendy knit” contest. I don’t think so. The guesses really ran the gamut from the easily do-able to the impossible, so there is not one specific number I’m trying to reach or surpass.
And as I mentioned at the get-go — my plan is not to try to cram as many socks into the summer as possible. In fact, I’m not entering the “total number of socks” contest at the official Summer of Socks knit-along.
My goal for the summer is to stretch my sock horizons — do something other than a plain stockinette toe-up sock. I wanted to come up with a few sock designs and knit a few patterns by other people. I think I’m off to a good start.
Several of you mentioned that when you switch needles while sock knitting, you tighten up on the second stitch on the new needle to avoid ladders. Interesting!
When I paid attention to how I was knitting, I realized that I unconsciously do this too.
I know you have quite the Addi collection (like me) so I wonder how KP circs compare to the addi’s in the 16 inch length. I rarely use my addi’s because I find the actual needle length on the 16″ is so short it makes my hands cramp! Are the KP circ needles longer? That’s probably the #1 reason I don’t like knitting with 2 circs….I find with magic loop the longer circs have correspondingly longer needles = less cramping!
I measured a Knitpicks 16-inch circular against an Addi Turbo 16-inch circular — the actual needle length is pretty much the same. Go figure.
The cable on the Knitpicks needle is about a third of an inch longer than that on the Addi needle.
“Enough with the photos!”