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.
That is noro colorway 150, no? It is my personal favorite of noro’s colors and when I found out they discontinued it in Kureyon I went to Ravelry and bought every skein of it I could afford. I personally soften Noro up by using childrens 2-1 shampoo by suave. I know that sounds crazy… But I have had very good success with it so far!
Hmmm two comments in a few minutes. Now you are going to think I am a stalker when really I just followed a trail to you through common interests.
Naaah. I’ve been commenting like mad on Aamba’s blog and I’ve sent her three embarrassingly long emails, so that makes me a stalker-type blog reader, too.
Keep on commenting! It’s nice to meet you!
(No more 150? Noooooooooooo!)
Oh… they didn’t discontinue the sock yarn in S150. Just the worsted/aran 150 kureyon.
That makes me feel better that you are the slightly stalker type of blog reader too.
btw and completely unrelated… I was once in Atlanta for a youth gathering… and I loved it there! Fantastic city! One of the few in the South I would be really happy living in!