Sunday, September 23, 2007

Good Sock Morning

Hi Knitters,
I got up early this morning to some sock knitting and coffee. I opened my studio window to let in a chilly breeze, mmmm. I finished up the first Kaibashira sock in yarntini pumpkin spice. How good is that? The cuff edging is time-consuming but a sweet touch. You cast on 187 stitches to start. That is the most stitches I have ever put on 3 small dpns but I did it. I think it is well worth all of that counting, good detail. I am itching to start my second sock later today.
The pumpkin spice sock was finished along with my first cup of coffee. Along with my second cup I finished up the never-ending sereknity watermelon sock. Finally fini! They feel good, very squishy and thick. I have lucky feet, indeed.
My daughter ran out and joined me on the front step while I was taking pictures. She saw what I was doing and ran back in to get her Fixation socks I made for her a couple of years ago. After she put her handknit socks on she told me she was going to leave them on for awhile they felt so good. I agreed.
Happy Sunday.
best, susie
p.s. I have machine washed and dried the heck out of those fixation socks and they still look pretty darn good! What a yarn.


Anonymous said...

Can I ask what sort of bind-off you prefer for socks? It looks great!

Susan said...

Hi Shanidy,
I always do cuff down socks so I don't use a bind off for the cuffs. I use a long-tail cast on for the cuff.

Adrienne said...

Your socks look wonderful!!!

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

I think the socks look great! I'm wondering about the pattern you used for the fixation socks. . . I love knitting with fixation (mostly baby hats as of now) but would love to do socks. . .any help for me?

Susan said...

Hi Ruthanne,
I just used a standard sock pattern casting on 48 stitches to start with. Then I did a k3, p1 rib pattern on the cuff and instep. These were made in an adult size but with the washing and drying they shrunk a little and fit my daughter perfectly.

Ann Budd's new book Getting Started Knitting Socks is fantastic and I think she has a couple of patterns in there specifically using Fixation. It really is a great yarn especially for kid's socks.

Oiyi said...

Wow, all the socks are so pretty.