For some reason, the second sock had more pooling than the first sock...
...but I'm not complaining.
I even found the perfect card to go with them at the LYS:
Pattern: Diagonal Lace Socks from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson
Yarn: TOFUtsies in the Feet First colorway (I think that's the right colorway, I seem to have lost the ball band
Needles: 2.25mm INOX Express circular--magic loop method. I really like the INOX Express needles. They are pointier than regular Addi Turbos and slicker than the Addi lace needles. I wish more stores carried them. I've considered trying the Knitpicks needles in the same size because I bet they'd be pointy and slick enough for me, but I've heard not great things about the joins. I feel like they'd be more likely to give out when you're doing magic loop, but maybe that's just my perception.
Ravelry link: here
- Turkish Cast-on
- Russian Bind-off
- After doing the increases for the toe, I knit seven rounds even so that the toe would be a little longer
- Started in August 2009. Ripped out the first sock twice (!) so I could get a good size
So, what is my next project?
Another pair of toe-up socks, this time for my mom for Christmas 2009 (trying to get a head start here, maybe I'll actually have them done in time!).
Pattern: On-hold Socks from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson (can you tell I like this book?)
Yarn: Socks that Rock-lightweight in the Jasper colorway. On my screen, the color is looking more purply, but in real-life, it's more maroon. This is my first time using STR yarn and when I bought it, I was surprised at how overspun it seemed. The yarn curls up on itself in places which I haven't seen in other yarns. It's a nice, firm yarn, though, and gives beautiful stitch definition. The lace pattern is really going to stand out. I think a lighter color would be really great for a cool knit-purl design.
Needles: 2.25mm INOX Express circular--magic loop method.
I did the Turkish Cast-on for this one since it went so well for M's socks. Other than that, there's not much to say about these socks--I've barely gotten them started!
*I couldn't find my thinner yarn needles (I swear there is a green Chibi around here somewhere with two needles perfect for weaving in the ends for fingering weight yarn), so I went to my new LYS to pick some up, thinking I'd get a new Chibi and they didn't have Chibis! What kind of LYS doesn't have Chibis??? Fortunately, they did have yarn needles in the size I was looking for, but I am flabbergasted at the lack of Chibis!