16 July 2008

Knit 'em, Two at a time, Toe Up. No Problem.

I figured out how to solve the problem of knitting two toe-up socks at a time, using two circulars. (Phew, that's a lot of the letter "t".)

1. Wind off your skein of yarn so you have it divided equally into two balls.
2. Stick them in a zip lock bag. 
3. Zip it shut except for the corners on each side. Leave those un-zipped.
4. Knit to your heart's content.
5. Flip the bag as you go from front to back to keep strands always uncrossed. 
Easy, peasy. Click this link to get the Lifestyle Toe Up socks guide. Then, get knitting.
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Follow up: 9 August 2008
Finished these socks at the end of July.  This method knits up really well - and I loved having a pair of socks at the end of the project. No second-sock-syndrome here. 

When I got to the heel, I took one sock off the needles and put it one of the circular needles to hold it. I then knit the heel for each sock, and when I was ready to start knitting in the round again, I put them both back on the needles as illustrated above and finished up. This is the only way to do socks!
 

Sock Stats
Yarn: Fortissima Colori Socka Color, 1 skein, 100 grams, abour $20 USD
Color: 11/Lot 420025
Needle: Size 1

13 July 2008

Judith Mackenzie McCuin's Novelty Wolf Yarn

Poor Miss Finch, aka Laura, demos how to spin "wolf" yarn - and tells the startling genesis of the name.






12 July 2008

meme: Me Me

Not one to do memes, but I saw this one, and finally, was intrigued enough to do it: a photo meme. And, as the rules would have it, my name is the answer to the first and last question. Click on the photo to open the flickr page and read the notes/answers to each of the questions.

photo meme



This meme's rules

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.


 

08 July 2008

No Muss No Fuss No Wraps No Holes Short Row Heel



This heel is the unvention of Priscilla Wild and is included in the Lifestyle Toe Up Sock guide. It's so easy, that you really have to see how easy it is so you just quit thinking and keep knitting!


You'll have to forgive that I start off using the royal "We", and as I only do this for fun, there are a few lagging moments, but you will get the idea!

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