Sunday, March 11, 2007

So close, yet so far away

It seems like I've been working on these socks forever! And, they are still not done. I'm getting close, though.

As you can see from this picture, I like to knit socks on two circular needles. These are size 1 needles from Knitpicks that make the knitting go fast. How do you like to knit socks?


Shelley said...

Yay! The socks are almost done! They are looking great, especially in those colours.

I have only tried knitting socks on dpns, but I want to learn to knit them on circs. I especially want to try 2 socks on 2 circs. I have a video to learn how to do that, but haven't watched it yet.

Brenda said...

They will be a great pair of socks when you are done! And you are very close.

I have only used dpns, and now that I've spent some money on Crystal Palace bamboo dpns, I don't think I'll be switching for a while. I do like the two circular needle idea though, although I think I would stick to one sock at a time. I'm not sure my brain could handle two at a time!

Elizabeth said...

your jaywalkers look awesome :) - making me think i should think more about making a pair.

i knit my socks toe-up, usually, on dpns (figure 8 cast on) - but i'm experimenting with top-down socks...and recently got fed up with the size 1 dpns and switched to 2 circs, actually!

Shorty said...

Your socks look great! How long have you been working on them?

I like to knit my socks two at once on one circ. Usually toe up.

I've made two pairs of Jaywalkers myself. Isn't it a great pattern?


Amy in Beijin said...

My knitting teacher taught me to knit on double pointed needles!! However, I chucked those and now use the magic loop - no more loosing needles for me!

pcr said...

Shorty-I started them in the middle of January! Yikes! It's been two months.

Amy-Your knitting teacher must have liked to torture you! Hee, hee!

Sourire11 said...

Very cute! and two months is totally acceptable for a pair of socks knit on size 1 needles!

I've never knit with two circulars before - I'm a double point kindof girl. But I'll do either toe up or top down and either short row heel/toe or heel flaps. Whatever I feel like at the time.