I have been buying a vast amount of sock yarn lately. “Oo-o-o-o, pretty colours!” Rather ironic considering that I haven’t knit a sock in a year. I went through a sock phase and burned out, if that’s really possible. I think I just went into simmer mode waiting to be introduced to new techniques, yarns, patterns. So here it is: my first attempt at a “Toe Up” sock! Don’t laugh, I’ve been a “Cuff Down” gal for a very long time and didn’t’ think I could learn a new method but so far, so good. There is much progress since yesterday, when this was taken – I’m actually at the point of working short rows for the heel – this is also a little different than the ultra traditional Patons heel I’ve always used. Yes, I really do use my Grandma’s old Patons booklets ;). This is all in prelude to (hopefully) learning to work two toe-ups at the same time on circulars. I’m hoping that this will be progress and that I won’t be knitting myself a straight jacket before the end of it all. Cross your fingers for me!
There is a little progress on my KAL’s – the real ones, that is. My yarn has been ordered for both and should be in my mailbox this week. I went with the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in “Wild Sage” for my Green Gable. My Pomatomus socks will be done in Lorna’s Laces “Cool” a really pretty varigated. I needed to get out of my “Blue Period” Funny how one sometimes gets on these colour kicks.
I have added a picture or two for anyone who might have wondered if I ever actually knit, rather than just reading other people’s blogs and adding to my stash – take a peek if you’d like.