Monday, May 25, 2009

2 @Time

So, I have enjoyed knitting 2 socks at a time. I started this because of the knitalong . I really finished them about a week. I washed then yesterday and they are still big, oh well. I even put them in the dryer, hoping they would shrink some. No luck.
Since completing these, I have found out lots of things I wish I had done after the fact. So I am ready to try another pair to get a better fit. First of all, 64 total stitches was to many for these socks, I think it was because of the Koigu and using size 2 needles. Next time I will use size 1 for this yarn. I can never get the correct size with addi's. I'm not sure if I am knitting looser or not. Normally I am a tight knitter, but it feels like I am knitting looser or maybe it's because I am knitting faster. I hope so♥ I love watching knitters and how they knit. I keep trying to decide what kind of knitter am I. Their is a tread of Ravelry for this and I actually found someone that knits the way I do. Of course I thought I was the only one.
What kind of knitter are you?

Okay enough chitter chatter from me....You know I could go on with this but I won't bore you,,,
Here they are;

Pattern: Wendy's Making Tracks Toe Up Socks/
Diagonal Rib from Socks From the Toe UP Wendy Johnson
Heel: Eye of partridge
Size: Large 64 stitches
Needles 2 US size 2
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM

I will do toe up socks again. The biggest problem I seem to have is with the bind off. I had to redo it a couple of times. The best result was with a needle several sizes larger. Now that I'm finished I have found a better bind off, so I will do it on my next pair.. Elizabeth Zimmermans stretchy bind off. Looks easy and I think it will do the trick.
One way or the other I am going to get the perfect pair of socks. I have come to the conclusion that I can enjoy the Journey as well as the destination♥


Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

There gorgeous!!! I wear a 9.5 in women's shoes and I knit myself a pair of socks on addi's that are to long very Hugs Darcy

Ria said...


Loren Gaffin said...

Those are the most gorgeous socks!! What do think of Wendy's sock book, before I buy it online?

Virtuous said...

That socks look great! I love the pretty flirty color!! Maybe you can gift them to someone that they will fit??

I totally understand about enjoying and learning from the journey...that seems to be my plight as of late with my knitting ;op

But you have motivated me to pull out my new Wendy book (afterall I will be in class with her next Saturday!!) and look at the Diagonal Pattern ;op

Have you check ou the KAL on Ravelry for Wendy's book??

Check it out:

Keep on knitting socks, I've learned it takes practice to get that perfect sock...we are on the same quest!! :o)

Keep going!!

cici said...

Thanks Ladies. I am happy to be finished and ready for more
@Crimson..I have joined that group. I know you will love enjoy your class with Wendy. I love this book♥

Ava said...

Pretty socks! EZ's stretchy bind off is perfect, and easy.

there are a gizzillion LYS in Seattle alone! I'd love to do this yarn crawl.

C Meir said...

Good thing you made two, one for each foot, unless you have a third foot you didn't tell me about. Nice job, color, pattern.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Ooooooooooooooooouuuuu !!! Pretty !

Chelette said...

The socks are my colors. I will have to try them on for size -- they dont look to big for me.. great job!

Ice Princess said...

Oh those are so very pretty!!!!!

urbanknitrix said...

Gorgeous!! I love the colors. Great job.

urbanknitrix said...

P.S. you know I am in D.C. I could come try them on.....I kid, I kid.

cici said...

@urban...from here, you feet look smaller than mine. btw.. I love the new avatar

@Chelette... you just might be the lucky one

@C Meir... hahha, very funny

@Ice Princess & Two Cables ... Thanks

@ Ava... Thanks for link.. It's time to start planning now

Nik said...

These are beautiful. You know, after knitting mama snookums' socks, i am going to knit myself some socks. This pattern looks like a good one.

Beate said...

great summer socks