one sock in front of the other

this contact form in a day and age where ‘magic loop’ is the new black,

pop over here IMG_3027shadei know my opinion won’t be popular.

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knitting small circumferences

on circular needles at all.

up until now,

to avoid the dreaded ‘m. loop’,

i have worked sleeves and fingerless gloves

one at a time on my tried and true double pointeds.



are a bird of

a different color.

last year i finished

one (matching) pair of socks.

this has never happened before.

when i managed to make it through one,

second sock syndrome always blocked

my path to sock number two.

pondering this

(all the while tapping

my chin like winnie-the-pooh does

because it really couldn’t hurt

and i figured it just might help),

it struck me that when i finish sock one, beginning it has blurred by the passing of time.

i’m uncomfortable starting the 2nd when i can’t remember starting the 1st.

IMG_3031cropthe goal is to have them be mostly the same after all.

so i invested in an extra set of double points.

now i can knit the cuff of sock one

then go directly to the cuff

of number two.

next, the straightaway to the ankle of two,

followed by the same bit of one.

i find that the stress i’ve always connected with socks is almost gone doing it this way.

here is is the first week of 2014,

and i’ve already finished my first pair of the year

and started on my pair number two.

for me, that’s unheard of.  makes 2014 look like a huge step forward

IMG_3030shadefor ‘sock knitting tal’.

my tootsies are

just gonna

love me!

‘color(s)’ taken from 17:2 in ezekiel.

2 thoughts on “one sock in front of the other

  1. I’ve tried magic loop and hated it, and tried two circs and that wasn’t any better for me. To each his/her own! My dpns are the way for me. I have thought about doing what you are doing to lessen the chances of the languishing first sock. Perhaps I’ll give it a try. I’d like to have both done at the same time! It would be close to the same time. Happy socking Tal! I love the yarn you are using! Pretty colours in it! 🙂

  2. malabrigo knows how to do variegated colorways for sure. and welcome to ‘mlinfm’ (magic loop is not for me). i’m right there with you.

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