Friday, February 12, 2010

Meeting in the Middle

When I have a deadline for knitting socks, I often knit on both socks. For this pair, I knit one cuff and changed yarn for the heel and started the other cuff. Once the heels were turned, one sock was knit from the center of the yarn cake and one from the outside.

Knitting this way helps me keep motivated and also allows me to knit nearly identical twin socks.

The socks are being knit with Lambs Pride Superwash (Riff Blue) worsted wool on size 5 needles. The winter white is an oddball from my scrap bag. I purchased the Lambs Pride several years ago from a small yarn shop that was selling my rugs on consignment.

I'll be sending three pair of socks to San Francisco next week to the afghans for Afghans collection center.

4 comments:

  1. It looks like your method is getting you through this pair quickly.

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  2. Awesome.....do you have any idea how many pairs of socks you have made over the years? I bet even you would be shocked at the number...

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  3. Gee, I never thought of knitting socks that way! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I think your new nickname should be....

    The Amazingly Talented Sock Knitting Queen!!

    You want to laugh....when I first saw a picture of a completed pair of your knit socks, I noticed that one was super skinny compared to the other one. I thought, oh, that sweet woman has no idea that her socks are deformed. hahahahahah..... My BRAIN IS DEFORMED!!! hahahahaha Obviously I figured out that one had a stretcher in it and the other didn't.

    (My only defense is that I'm a crocheter, not a knitter.)

    (hugs)

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