2 on 1

In a selfless act today, and in a way to ignore crap-o-tee, I casted on for the lovely Elfine socks. I have been thinking about these for months now and even picked up the yarn at Stitches.

That there is some lovely Nature's Palette in Mallard. And to avoid SSS, I'm 'magically' knitting both socks on one 40" circ addi. It's so nice that I don't need two needles for this!

Angela and I are doing a little knit together for these, anyone else want to join? My progress will be slow since I have gift knitting and the whole two socks at once thing. It's pretty easy to do, just cast on for one (I used a figure 8 co) and knit a couple of rows (I kept going till I increased to 24 sts on each needle). Place the first sock on a holder and then work up the second one to the same point as the first one. Transfer the first sock to the needles, making sure it's facing the same as the other one, and then knit like normal. So far so good! I have the toes done and I hope to work on the foot a little...if the guilt doesn't stop me.


Blogger Amy said...

Yowzah! Fancy. I'm very impressed! If you feel guilty you can always give them to me.

13/11/05 5:48 PM  
Blogger caitlyn said...

The color is gorgeous!

13/11/05 6:53 PM  
Blogger Aprilynne said...

have you seen pixie's solid socks knit along?

I am going to try thr MLoop for 2 soon, too - gotta check my needles tho - not sure if I have the length required yet=)

13/11/05 6:53 PM  
Blogger heatherfeather said...

my whole reluctance to knit socks is directly related to my boredom with knitting the same thing twice.

that may very well get me doing my first pair.

lovely, lovely, and brilliant!

13/11/05 9:50 PM  
Blogger Julsey said...

You know how I feel about socks! I must learn that magic loop thingy. soon.

14/11/05 12:34 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

OMG... our colors are almost identical, except mine is Koigu. I didn't even get to start today.. Tomorrow for sure!

14/11/05 2:35 AM  
Blogger yuvee said...

I just finished mine some time ago, though with yarns that don't go together with the pattern at all. It's a beautiful pattern though ;) Good luck on the 2-socks-at-once thing!

14/11/05 5:10 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Great start! I do want to try this 2 on 1 thing someday. I will watch this project carefully--those are lovely socks! ;)

14/11/05 7:57 AM  
Blogger eunny said...

Wow! The socks are really cute.

But what is this magic loop of which you speak? Must be some kind of newfangled technique. (p.s. - Muahahaha, DPNs rule!)

14/11/05 11:22 AM  
Blogger Brooklyn Handspun said...

Ok, I am going to experiment tonight on this Magic loop method, cause knitting 2 socks at once is just too tempting! I really like the color of the yarn.

14/11/05 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Purly Whites said...

Hee, SSS, it's like the Nazis, only with more "s"s.

14/11/05 11:39 PM  

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