Kicking some serious sock butt…

October 25th, 2005

(if socks had butts)

Yippi! I am loving Chelsea right now… (as I said, she showed me the two circular needle method and gave me this helpful link.)

I finally finished my first sock! and am trucking through the second one! I knit all of that 2nd one tonight! And I am still going!

Yes, I am very excited!

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I was not so excited yesterday and the day before when I couldn’t find a good cast-off method that was elastic enough to go over my heel. (I guess I have freakishly skinny feet or very large heels…)

I tried the regular, traditional bind-off and the single crochet bind off, neither of which would even fit all the way up my foot. Lovely.

Then, I went back to my trusty brittany double points and added two stitches per needle and did 5 rows of k1,p1 ribbing and then tried the (gulp) “grafting or kitchener stitch” bind off. Which was brave of me because I have never been able to successfully graft anything EVER. (bind off method from this awesome finishing book)

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It actually worked!!

wee! Happy feet!

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(update! Since everyone is asking- the yarn is Lana Grossa’s Meilenweit Cotton Fantasy #803.)


22 Responses to “Kicking some serious sock butt…”

  1. Lara Says:

    WHEEE! Happy Feet! Those socks awre lookin mighty good!

  2. Colleen Says:

    possibly the cutest socks EVER! Funny, i check your blog all the time for updates, and i just saw that Carrie updated and went to comment on her blog and saw that you had commented not long ago so i thought maybe just maybe you had also posted and well.. I WAS RIGHT!

    awesome, anyhow thats the cutest yarn ever and i love the length of your sockies. Is it worth it to learn the two circulars method of making socks? I was doing okay with 4 dpns.. but if you say so..

    Cant wait to see them finished!

  3. Krista Says:

    They look AWESOME- you go girl! The sock girl now.

  4. meg Says:

    Those are the cutest autumnal socks!

    Nice job, grasshopper! 🙂

  5. anne Says:

    Nice job! How did you start the toe? I’ve been knitting socks for awhile, but always the top-down, DPN way because I’m chicken. But I’d love to learn the 2 circs method…

  6. biglug Says:

    I can tell that if your feet had a mouths they’d be smiling! Your feet look happy to be wearing those socks!

  7. anne Says:

    very cute! what’s the yarn?

  8. heather Says:

    rockin sockin feet! super cute and super comfy!

  9. Chrissie Says:

    Your feet are styling! They look so warm and comfy in your fun fall socks.

  10. Vicki Says:

    Yaay! Your 1.5 socks are awesome! If your first pair fits you’re ahead of me. It took me a couple tries to get that whole fitting thing down. Great yarn choice too 🙂

  11. Elizabeth Says:

    Happy feet!!! You are the coolest!

  12. Kate Says:

    What yarn is that? Love the colors.

  13. Kat with a K Says:

    Gorgeous! What’s the yarn?

  14. tortoiseshelly Says:

    Your socks are adorable. I learned to knit socks on circulars and love it! What is the yarn you’re using? It’s gorgeous!

  15. Christie Says:

    Not only are you a now a sock knitter, your a problem solver. Go on with your bad knitting self!

  16. Sarah Says:

    So cute. What is that lovely yarn??

  17. chelsea Says:

    ahhh young jedi, you have learned well!

    I have become a big fan of EZ’s sewn cast off, and it is my new favorite ’cause it is SO easy. But that cast off looks great and I have that book, so imma look up the grafted cast off for my next pair.

    Plus, I second or third or whatever the other folks, What is That Shtunning Yarn?

  18. maya Says:

    If socks had butts – ha ha ha!!

    You’ll have to teach me your fancy grafting technique when I get done knitting my Leaves of Insanity scarf.

  19. Carrie Says:

    I must know what yarn that is too! The socks look FAB.

  20. Stacey Says:

    Those are soooooo much better than the socks I made. So much.

  21. meg Says:

    I think you might have to progress to Christmas stockings next… 🙂

  22. allison Says:

    Ok. That’s it. You’ve inspired me. I will learn how to knit socks with two circs! That will be a good thing to keep me busy during my time off around the holidays (as if the holidays alone don’t keep me busy enough…)