|"Bronzed Berry Stripes". Would love to see this colorway rendered in lipstick.|
I knit my socks toe up, two at a time on different sets of needles. If I only knit them one at a time, I will never have a complete pair because I haz a SADD (Sock Attention Deficit Disorder). I knit 10 rows on one sock, then knit 10 on the other sock--back and forth--when I get to the end of one sock, I only have 10 rows left on the other one.
|I keep my current project in a ziplock bag because I haz a CATS (Creatures Attacking The Stash). |
Also, despite what you see here, my couch is not in fact neon, although now I regret that it is not.
When I cast on, I leave a very long tail. After I have completed the toe, I use that yarn tail as my row counter. Every 10 rows I weave the tail out or in, whichever way it needs to go, to mark the beginning of the next set of 10.
|Star toe. Because of my aforementioned SADD. |
Remind me sometime and I'll put together a tutorial on how I knit this toe.
Unlike my beloved friend Elizabeth Dehority, I cannot knit a pair of socks in record time, unless the record is for how long it takes to finish knitting a pair of socks. This pair will probably take a bit longer than usual because I'm going to try a new-to-me heel method called the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, which is available for download on Ravelry. This pattern looks like something I can manage without much gnashing of teeth or rending of cloth. I have hopes - hopes, I tell you! - hopes of finishing this pair of socks in one pass! (Psssst! I'm Rostitchery on Ravelry. Add me so I can add you back and then we can form a mutual add-miration loop.)
What are you doing this weekend? Please tell me that it is something with a magical name on par with Fish Lips Kiss.