Saturday, January 08, 2005


hi! i'm excited to join this fun knitalong. thanks to susan for recommending it to me!

right now i'm working on a sock from yankee knitter - their basic sock pattern. i'm using some trekking xxl and am doing the 3X1 rib pattern, women's size. i'm enjoying it, although i had a rough time picking up some gusset stitches on the one side (what can i say? the O.C. was on. i was distracted!) fortunately you only see a tiny gap when you stretch it, so i'll just try not to stretch it! i'm hoping the 2nd sock will be gap free :)

i really want to start the hugs and kisses socks but haven't done that type of colorwork yet. is this something i use bobbins for? do your toes get caught in the floats? i'd appreciate any tips!

happy socknitting!


At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sympathize - easy to get distracted when watching The O.C.! ;)

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Susan said...

No, you don't need bobbins for the Hugs & Kisses Sock. And, your toes don't get stuck in the floats. I designed the sock so that there aren't any long floats. That's the purpose of the little dots at the base of the hearts. These socks are only the second thing I've knit using two colors on double-pointed needles. So I designed them to be very easy for a beginner. If you're really adverse to the color work, you could always use duplicate stitch to add the charted patterns after you knit the sock.

At 7:59 AM, Blogger sUsAn said...

Yea, Michlle's here! Welcome!!!


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