Monday, October 27, 2008

I WILL conquer Toe-Up socks!

Okay, I have been bitten by the sock bug. They told me it would happen. They told me that once you finish a sock, the floodgates will open, sock yarn will occupy your thoughts, your checkbook register, and your closet. They told me that I wouldn't be able to walk past a hand-painted yarn without fantasizing about the gorgeous socks it would make while fondling the fabulous fiber. And you know what - they were right! However, they didn't tell me that knitting toe-up socks would cause a migraine-like sensation in those unfamiliar with the likes of Turkish Cast-On, Magic Cast-On, Figure 8 Cast-On, or any number of provisional cast-ons useful for toe-up sock creation. As I finally did figure out all of these cast-ons, I realized that they ask you to knit ML in the opposite way I was taught to knit ML. So while I reconcile this anomaly, I will go about my happy way of knitting cuff-down. I would also like to learn two socks at a time (toe-up) on ML.

Toe-up socks, you will be mine.. oh yes, you will be mine! Knit on, dumplings!


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4 comments:

  1. Oh, no, I think I have it, too! hehe. I might try some toe up socks, but I'm going to use two circulars. Magic loop is too advanced for me! Ü

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  2. Let me know how you like toe up socks and which cast on you prefer!! :) ML is not too advanced for you! If I can do it, then anyone can!!!!

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  3. Oh, this was hysterical!!

    I've knit socks toe up, cuff down, two-at-a-time ML, one-at-a-time ML, two circs, and dpns.

    I've learned just to trust the instructions. What a joy as I look around my house and spy all of my beautiful sock yarn...just waiting to be knit up in whatever method I choose.

    You GO GIRL!!!

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  4. Auburnchick - I bow to you... teach me your ways, oh great one!!! ;) You inspire me to get my sock on!

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