Tuesday, February 20, 2007




I might have forgotten to take any food - but I did remember to take some knitting with me to Wales. One FO (one of those silly funky fur type scarves) and nearly finished first February sock:
I finished it later that same weekend and I'm well into the second now - but I'll wait to get the camera out for the finished pair now, methinks. BTW, I've always used a large circular needle for my socks, and pulled a loop or two through. Noone showed me how to do this - it was just something that developed out of necessity. Imagine my surprise when I discover that this is what is known as the 'magic loop' technique. I'd always thought that this 'magic loop' thing was far more complicated.

9 comments:

Ginny said...

Did you have assistance from Cabernet with those patterned socks? *laugh* They're looking good!

Jo said...

socks look great, I saw another student on my hand-knitting course knitting socks on 2 circs Sunday, I need to order some small circulars but I will give it a go!

Anni said...

Fantastic sock. Just love the patterning on it.

Seahorse said...

Great sock! How swish to have invented Magic Loop all by yourself!

MimiWonton said...

Wow! The socks are beautiful! Still new to the sock thing and have only done "basic" socks so far. One of these days I will get good enough to do ones like these!

Jo said...

Hoping you're going to post that namelian of yours once it's coloured in!

Rain said...

Ooh that looks fab so far.

I laughed at the 'discovery' of your technique, I did it too without realising. We're ded clever we are ;)

Artis-Anne said...

Great socks and fair isle :)
LOL I have been doing the same with circulars for years ,not with socks as yet though .Only reason was because I didn't have dpn's and I never knew there was a name for it either ;-)
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog

Riggwelter said...

your socks are looking great, love the colours.