I took a break from knitting during lunches at work lately to walk, but the past few days have been a tad rainy. With no waterproof shoes, I decided maybe it’s time to stay in and knit a little. My pick? Some warm, comfy socks.
I think I’m going to appreciate that decision today especially. The high is 59, and it’s supposed to rain all day. In my book, that counts as a gorgeous day. Unfortunately, I really don’t have any waterproof shoes, so I can’t go outside and really enjoy it. I did spend some time with the lovely weather yesterday when I got locked out of my house, but that’s another story.
I’ve been wanting to try two socks on one circular needle for a while now, and this seemed like a great time to start. I cast on the socks yesterday and have only done a little bit of the toe. The yarn is Felici Self-Striping from Knit Picks, but I can’t remember the colorway; it was something on clearance a while back. Because the two-at-a-time technique is new to me, I wanted to work with a pattern I knew. I chose my go-to: the Sport Weight Toe-Up Socks with Gusset Heel (5/15/07) by Wendy D. Johnson. This is a really easy toe-up sock that I’ve knit a couple of times (in fact, one of the extremely few patterns I’ve knit more than once).
I’m not going to lie. So far, this is feeling a bit chaotic. I tend to knit my socks one at a time on DPNs. It’s easy to me. These two socks are taking a lot more focus than I’m used to. That being said, I’m still enjoying working on them. I wanted a challenge, and I got one. I feel like they’ll get a bit easier, though, once I’m into the foot and not at the very tip of the toes. Right now, I’m just figuring out all the movements.
Do you knit socks? If you do, how do you prefer to knit them? (Oh, and any tips for someone new to two socks at a time?)