A very happy new year to everyone. I hope that you have had a good one? I am very pleased to report that after my slight accident earlier this week I managed to complete my socks with about an hour to spare – about 11 O’clock on New Years Eve.
I really enjoyed knitting these socks. They have the right mix of interest with the cables along with the fairly easy knitting part. Perfect knitting for when you are tired and are sat in front of the TV.
I also learnt some new techniques:
- these are toe up socks so I learnt how to do Judy’s magic loop.
- I had done short row shaping before but always nice to have another practice at something like this that I don’t do very often.
- I also learnt a new stretchy bind off. I am not sure what it is called as I simply typed stretchy bind off into google. As I came to the end of the second sock I did have a mild panic as to whether I would be able to find the same bind off again but it all turned out ok in the end (luckily!).
If you have not knitted socks before then I suggest that you try it. They are highly portable and fairly quick too.
The only question I have is when should I wear them? I love my socks and don’t want to hide them inside boots and shoes :(.