Since I only have three sock projects on the needles right now, and that’s evidently too few, I’ve cast on a new one. Twice.
I kind of loathe toe-up socks, but loathe the ones with flap heels less so (oh, short-row heel, how you vex me). So when I realized that my first foray into real colorwork, Ziggy, was toe-up, I was a little annoyed, but only a little. Mostly because secretly I love how Judy’s Magic Cast-On looks when you do it right.
The pattern calls for size 2 needles, but I usually have to go down a size, and against my better judgement I stuck with what the pattern called for. I got done with all the increases for the toe and found myself with something my husband could wear. While I love my husband very much, I was not knitting these socks for him, so I frogged back to the beginning and swapped the 2s out for 1s, and am happier now (plus I’ve fixed a flub-up that I made initially, where I did the wrong sort of increase). I’ve got four whole rows!
I promise to post photos when I’m a little farther along; this uses Trekking XXL in a deep slate grey:
and Noro Kureyon sock in a sort of grey-blue-teal:
which should shift colors between the grey stripes. I’m kind of excited. The Noro is scratchy but the Trekking isn’t, and I’m hoping that combined with a bit of extra lanolin, these will be comfy.
We shall see.