Monday, May 5, 2008

socks are back

After something of a sock hiatus, I'm back on socks! The last pair I made was finished in January. I started these in April when I taught a sock class at Cozy. The students each found a pattern for a sock beyond what they were used to knitting, and my job was to help them figure it out. Donita chose the Coriolis socks from Cat Bordhi's new book, and I was really excited about that because I've been wanting to knit those socks. We decided to embark together.

It's a cool pattern, very well thought out. The only drawback I can come up with is that you have to keep flipping back and forth in the book as you move through the sock. One page for the toe, another for the sizing numbers, another for the foot, etc. Post-It tabs make this workable, though.

Soon I'll have my new pair. The picture only shows one sock, but I've been working on both of them at the same time. I divided the ball of yarn, got out 2 circular size 0 Addi's, and got my magic loop going. Not much left to knit!


Marsosudiro said...

Yikes! Scary pic makes me think of those post-surgery leg braces with pins going into the leg, etc. etc.

Lisa said...

Phil, it would look even scarier if I was using double pointed knitting needles instead of the long circular one. Randy always laughs when I try them on while they're still on the needles....