I also have a FO to report. It’s my May socks for Sockamonth 3. These are for San Jose Steph and they were a breeze to knit up. Here are the details:
Project: Generic toe up anklets
Yarn: Regia Surf (cotton, wool and nylon) in Rosso colorway; 1 skein; double-stranded
Needles: US size 3s, using my inexact technique of dpns and 2 circs. On these I used Addi Turbos, KnitPick Classic Circulars, and Inox dpns.
Start: May 10
Finish: May 29
Thoughts: Doubling the yarn sure makes the projects go quickly, I tell you. These will be footies for wearing around the house, so the thickness of the final fabric isn’t a problem. I did the usual Turkish Toes but used Wendy’s short-row heel this time because I didn’t like the holes I was getting in the PGR short-row heels. The heel on the first sock ended up with small holes at the joins, but not too bad. On the second heel, I figured out where to pick up the extra stitch at the joins, so Eureka! No holes. Not a bad method either. I’ll definitely try it again. I just stumbled across (again!) Wendy’s Feather and Fan toe up socks so I may give those a whirl. Not sure if I’ll do those before or after the Monkey socks for my Sock Pal.
What’s with all the sock needle craziness… still? Turns out, I don’t mind using dpns for doing the foot, leg or even the heel. I prefer doing the toes with 2 circs though. However, I absolutely despise doing ribbing in dpns though. The needles sticking out everywhere really slow me down. Heh, now I’m game for giving magic loop a try. Thought you might get a chuckle reading that.
Have a great rest of the week!