Stuff in Progress

Last week I mentioned the socks that I’m designing.  I got a little farther along and have decided to take a little rest to decide where to go from here.

You see, I love the texture, but it takes a little longer knit.  I’m also a little worried about whether I will warp the fabric if I continue with the texture along the sole and start knitting plain stockinette above the toe cap. I’m thinking what I’m going to do is continue that texture up the foot til just below the ankle.  We’ll see how it goes.  In the meantime, it will marinate in my thoughts while I work on something a little less taxing on the brain.

Plain ordinary stripey socks out of Trekking XXL in some very happily girlie colours.  I’m just sorta ticking along, using the more salient directions for a Fleegle Heel. Normally I would just knit them one-at-a-time, but I’ve been on a two-at-a-time kick lately. I’ve been experimenting with Magic Loop vs. Two-Circ methods, and I will admit that I still prefer Magic Loop. I’m thinking, though, that the two-circ method may work better with the Chiaogoo needles.   Their cable is a little stiffer than the Addi Turbos, and as a result, the “bunny ears” of the trademark Magic Loop loops…don’t flop properly.  I may have to pick up a couple of pairs of the slightly shorter bamboo needles to test this theory.

Finally, I managed to get a picture of the scarf that I cast on a couple of months ago and never finished.  I’m thinking I may need to switch to straight needles, but again, it’s something I’m still pondering.

Outside opinions, as always, are certainly welcome! 🙂

 

(ps: I noticed when I was going through to add links that there don’t seem to be many really *good* pictoral representations of the Magic Loop and Two Socks on Two Circulars knitting methods. If there’s enough of a demand, I could be pursuaded to get together with someone with fairly steady hands to put together a tutorial or two… That is, if I’m not totally on crack & just haven’t found the GOOD tutorials yet, in which case, please leave a comment letting me know where they are so that I can link ’em!)