Two socks, cast on and off at the same time, on the same needle. Wee!
Pattern: Pedicure Socks My second pair, but these were done via Magic Loop, two at a time, courtesy of 2-at-a-time Socks. I did jump off track and do the heels separately, so the next pair, I’m going to follow one of her patterns to a tee. Then, I hear there are variations on the 2 socks on one circ theme, so if doing it her way doesn’t seem absolutely perfect, I’ll search out more.
Yarn: More Wick. Can’t get enough of this soy blend. This is colorway #565. I really like named colorways better, just in case any yarn makers read my blog.
Needle: Knitpicks Options Harmony #6, 40″ cable. I can’t imagine doing two socks on anything shorter than a 40″, but I might have to, because Addis only go down to a #1 that I can find, and KPs only make their tiny sizes in a 32″ cable.
I cannot tell you how much satisfaction there is in pulling a PAIR of socks off the needle at the same time. I also didn’t mind all the pushing and pulling as much as I did with my first pair of ML socks – my very first socks EVER, done one at a time. I think it is comparable to the pushing and pulling with two circs, so I’m now sold on Magic Loop.
I love this colorway, and hope my friend will too. It just goes to show that there are no absolutes for me on colors. I say I don’t like yellow or orange, but they’re both in there, and look great! I think if I could name this colorway, I’d call it Spring Garden.
I had another package yesterday. While chatting about Magic Loop and socks, Ruth offered to trade her 40″ Addis for some 32″ Knitpick metals. Most of you know Knitpicks are slow shippers, so I hope Ruth doesn’t have to wait too long for my end of the trade! You’ll see she also included some teas for me to try. The lavender certainly has my attention, and I think once I hit “publish” here, I’ll try a cup. Thanks Ruth! Hopefully soon, we’ll both have sock needles we like.
The weather and Sissy finally cooperated. There are my first (and only so far) dropped stitches. After seeing the finished Clapotis yesterday, I’m glad Grace suggested that I do fewer repeats for a summer wrap and to assure that I have enough yarn. I think I’ll spend the afternoon with Clappy.
That’s just about one skein’s worth. I don’t think you can see the purple in there, but it’s there. Blue, yellow, tealish green, and a bright purple are the colors twisted in with the base of blue to form the stripes. Seeing the completed project yesterday has motivated me, so I think I’ll get to knitting while I’m so inclined.