I’ve had the hardest time staying awake for any appreciable amount of time during the day. (Too bad this is not true of nights as well.) This is a bit of a problem at the office where they somewhat unreasonably expect me to be awake for the whole dang time I’m there.
It’s also a problem on my commute, when I am attempting to work on my sock in progress. I start to doze off and my knitting slo-o-o-o-ows down . . .
So my Healthy Spine Socks have taken a lot longer than they should. Arggh. But they are done!
Knit from Nature’s Palette fingering weight wool in the “Lilacs” colorway on 2mm needles. The pattern will be available for sale from The Loopy Ewe in the near future. I’ll keep you posted.
By the way I note that the Summer of Socks is now a bit more than two-thirds over. I have made 13 pairs of socks so far.
And I’m so pleased that so many of you seem happy that some of my sock patterns will be available for sale soon at The Loopy Ewe.
Melissa F. commented:
I am excited to hear that your patterns will be available through the Loopy Ewe! Just a quick question though, will the directions be for DPN’s or Circ’s or both?
Of the 7 patterns I’ve sent to Sheri, only one is written specifically for 2 circs — the Pagoda Lace socks. The rest are written for dpns. I wrote the Pagoda Lace pattern for 2 circs because it has a large lace pattern over the instep that I thought would be easier to knit if it were not split over 2 dpns. But L-B test knit the Pagoda Lace pattern and she did it happily on dpns. Because, well, you know. She is L-B DPN-Hands. Shhhhhhhhh! Don’t tell her I called her that.
The opposite is true — any pattern written for dpns can be easily knit on 2 circs.
What is your favourite bind off for your toe-up socks?
The bind-off I always use is a variation of a Russian bind-off. I execute it loosely as follows:
K2, slip these 2 sts back to the lefthand needle, K2TOG, *K1, SL 2 sts on righthand needle back to the lefthand needle, K2TOG *. Repeat from * to *.
I’ve seen it stated that you work it in purl all the way around, or in knit all the way around. When I am doing a ribbed cuff on a sock, I do the bind-off in ribbing, so I knit the knits and purl the purls. When it comes to working the 2 stitches together, I work it knit or purl, depending on what the second stitch of the two is.
I always use the same size needle as for the rest of the sock and I never have any problems with it being too tight.
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