Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sock Knit Along Update - Day 4

I say Day 4 because I cast on my socks on Sunday. I think that I am making good progress! I spent an hour + last night knitting while holding Maxie and watching TV. It was very relaxing and low key which is what I needed after getting my flu shot at the office yesterday.


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I cast on my first sock as usual with slipping the last stitches on each side over each other to make the loop, but I did the second sock according to the book - using the tail to make a double knot to close the loop. I wasn't too sure about closing the loop this way and I have since read that others cast on using different needles, made the loop by switching the stitches and then transferred the stitches to the circular needles. I will be doing this in the future.

I also had some issues with the needles and the yarn on the first few rounds just getting used to the technique of knitting 2 at a time. My biggest issue was with the 16" needle and I think that I would rather use 2 of the 24" needles, but now that I have about 1.5" knit, I am working better with the 16" needle.

You can follow Judy's progress on her blog. And I'd like to say thanks to Judy for giving me the push that I needed to try the new technique! :)

Maxie says, "Yahoo for cuddle time!"

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9 comments:

PunkiePie said...

Looks great but I know nothing about knitting. Looks WAY too complicated for me!

Tracy said...

Big congrats on taking the plunge with two socks! I don'thtink it was anything that you specifically did on the first few rounds - it's just a bit wimpy and fiddly until you get a little bit of 'history' with the cuffs (or toes!). I've been known to do two cuffs individually until about 1/2", then put them both on the needles.

elizabeth said...

MAXIE WANTS TO KNOW IF THOSE SOCKS ARE FOR MAXIE...LOL...THEY LOOK GOOD SO FAR JILL...HAPPY KNITTING

Jennifer said...

Lookin good so far!

Judy D said...

Yes, they are looking good. I cast mine on last night and this morning took them off and started over so I'm on round 3. :) I use 2 24" circs because that's what I have. It works just fine. I really think we adapt quickly to whatever we are using. Can't wait to see more progress and hope you feel better.

swirlc said...

I took my socks with me to the hospital thinking I could knit while sitting there. But Mom was having a good day and we visited instead. When I got back to the house and unpacked my stuff, I was too tired to even think about knitting. Maybe today. But right now it's not the most important thing on my agenda.

Yours are turning out great!

Stray Stitches said...

I tried knitting in the round - ONCE - horrible failure. Now I crochet. I think Maxie would like to see a sweater in the future - lol!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Yahoo for making 2 @ a Time!!

quiltin cntrygrl said...

looking good! Keep it up.