Thursday, June 24, 2010

Taking my own advice...

The Alhambra scarf is being blocked.  With that done, and the Vinnland socks waiting for their giftee, that's 2 items checked off the list in as many days.  It's a personal record, but only because our son is on a trip this week.  I miss him, but I am taking advantage of the extra knitting time.  And though I have more UFO's, I'm just not capable of doing all of the finishing work for 2 things in a row without casting on for a new project. 
There are sweaters in my queue, more gift-sock skeins waiting, as well as some shawls that are calling to me (esp. Citron).  But, I'm going to take my own advice and cast on some socks for the current afghans for Afghans Summer of Socks drive. 

I have this Lorna's Laces sport weight leftover from a baby blanket.  I'm thinking about using my favorite Priscilla's Dream Socks pattern, but knitting them toe-up with the method I just learned from knitting Vinnland.  I'll let you know how it works out.  I'm off to wind yarn. 
(P.S.  Angie this means you have more time to decide which sock pattern you want!)


  1. i LERVE toe up socks. I hope you enjoy them that way too!

  2. You go girl! It's finally drizzling a bit here and I think I'll try to knit some. I'm very torn between Angee (You'd get to use your new book), or one of the many toe up seamless patterns available from Wendy D. Johnson. She's got lots to choose from either free or from her toe up book - Socks From the Toe Up. I you've inspired me to try this new method for my next pair! That said.....surprise me and knit what pattern calls to you when you're ready to cast on.