Mutter of Purl

My opinions (and I do have a lot of them) on knitting and sometimes other topics.

Monday, December 18, 2006

What have I been doing?

When I moved from Washington to California, I left my knitting needles behind to be sent to me as soon as I got settled. I had one set of circulars with me, a size 2. They are still the only needles I have! What does one knit when one has only a size 2 circular needle?

The legs look very skinny but that is an illusion. After turning the heels (I make socks two-at-a-time-toe-up) I started a K3 P2 ribbing. For the last 1/2 inch I went to a K1 P1 rib. So they look funny, but will fit very well and hopefully not sag. The yarn is Trekking XXL in color 100. I knit the pair from both ends of the skein at the same time, one from the outside of the ball and one from the center. I like to think of them as fraternal twins, okay?

While I like the Trekking XXL, there were spots where the yarn was decidedly thinner or thicker than other spots. Very noticeable when you are making both socks at the same time.

If anyone wants the instructions for my reverse flap heel, email me and I will send it off to you.

1 Comments:

At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Holly Burnham said...

I love the color of this yarn...appears, at least in the picture, to be nicely muted.

 

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