Show you a picture of my toe-up progress! Magnificent (even if I do say so myself)!
The yarn is lovely – Wired For Fibre, Olivia Cashmerino in a gorgeous blue-green colourway! Luxuriously soft to knit and beautifully dyed!
My son loves the pattern in these socks (thinks they look like dragon scales) – and being a bit of a fan of all things dragon-y, wants a pair for himself – but he wants them to start red at the toes – go through orange and end up yellow!!!! Not that he’s being overly specific or anything – anyone know any yarn that sounds like that? Otherwise I might have to get a custom dye job!!!
I am so enjoying the toe-up method, no pesky picking up stitches along the side of the gusset, only two needles to cope with (not that I really minded four at all!) AND you have the added bonus of never worrying if you have enough yarn to get to the toe – you can just keep on knitting till you run out – especially if you’re using one skein per sock – of course you will need to take care for the first sock .
Have a go at toe-up if you’ve not done so already – you will wonder why you haven’t!
On the train this morning – I think I hypnotised the lady next to me she was watching me knit so intensly. Mesmerising was the word she used – I call it meditiation! I’ve been getting a much earlier train – it runs express for a good part of the way and so my train journey is just an hour! I am going to get this train al the time now – it’s much more reasonable….oh but before I forget…It didn’t run yesterday! D’oh!