Now that I'm participating in two sock knit-alongs, there's been quite a bit of sock knitting going on around here.
This teeny tiny pair of socks is my second pair finished for SOS'09. I knit most of one sock on Friday night, finishing it up on Saturday, and the second sock last night.
I knit this pair of socks from the toe-up using short roe toe and heel and a Russian bind off. I followed Wendy Johnson's easy instructions in her new book "Socks from the Toe Up"
They may be a bit funky - not really matching at all, and they may actually be a bit too teeny tiny, but I still consider them a win. Why? Well, first because Clover loves them and second because I accomplished a few of my goals in this one little pair of socks. All that and I still have enough of my handspun left to knit a pair for myself. I'll knit those toe-up as well.
I knit most of this next sock on Saturday. I was with friends when I finished the knitting on the first teeny tiny sock and knew I needed to be alone to read the directions for the bind off, so I started a mindless top-down sock. I finished it yesterday afternoon before starting the second teeny tiny sock.
Yarn: Austermann Step 6, color #111 Herbst
Needles: size 2 1/2 dpn's
Pattern: top down, afterthought heel, stockinette stitch on 48 stitches
I'm not really sure how I feel about the colors on this sock. They looked better in the ball, I think. Can you see how long that color repeat is? From the top all the way down almost to the toe. It's going to be pretty difficult to knit a matching sock without wasting a lot of yarn! I do like matchy matchy socks, and I'm sure there's plenty of yarn, so I'll probably give it a try.
Well, that's it for today. Have a good one (and if you're in this neck of the woods, try to stay dry!)