Monday, September 28, 2009

My 2-at-a-time Socks!

Originally uploaded by wendymc
Wow, almost three months and no updates, I really am bad at blogging!

I finished my 2-at-a-time socks, and I'm quite happy with them. I carry my knitting around quite a bit, so it gets jostled and tossed here and there, so I did find I was sorting out the skeins and untangling a bit. Moreso than I would with socks done 1-at-a-time. I'm not sure if the appeal of getting 2 done at once balances out the frustration of dealing with two skeins all the time. I think I might just stick with single sock knitting.

Since the sock bug was ignited (and my munchkins saw my socks and decided they NEEDED some, too) I knit them each a pair:

Argen's are with leftovers from my socks, some knitpicks essentials kettle dyed, and Teagan's are from Lorna's Laces Lucky Stripe.

They're pretty happy with their socks, and have been wearing them a lot. I'm happy about that, they might wear them out before they grow out of them - no small feat for growing feet!

And for something completely different I knit a "runner's companion" (pattern on ravelry) mp3 carrier that fits on your forearm. I happened to have some obscenely bright and festive Cascade Fixation kicking around, which I thought was perfect. My boss (recipient of this birthday gift) was happy as well.

On to Christmas knitting, I'm starting the first of it on our trip to Vancouver this weekend! Matching hats for my 3 neices.