in a day and age where ‘magic loop’ is the new black,
i do not like
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.
(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.
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
my tootsies are