Thursday, September 18, 2008

2 days to KDO!

I'm really looking forward to Knitters' Day Out on Saturday! Can't wait! I am back in knitting mode again. I knit a little "book" to store my tapestry needles in and then I started a pair of socks using my tan Tofutsies yarn! It's nice to be knitting a pair of socks again. I missed it. Now, I don't have to decide what project to start every other day (the disadvantage of knitting quick projects). ;-) This Tofutsies yarn was the first sock yarn I bought myself when I decided to start knitting socks (not counting the acrylic yarn of my first practice sock... we don't want to think about that...) Around the same time, my mom had bought my the faded jeans Panda Cotton with which I knit my first real pair of socks and then I just started buying other sock yarn and never knit the Tofutsies until now.

I don't have pictures yet, but I'll try to post some tomorrow. I am knitting the socks using the Magic Loop method on my new US 0 Hiya Hiya circular needles that I bought from The Loopy Ewe. So far they are very nice to work with and I am enjoying using the Magic Loop technique again. I am knitting a 4 stitch ribbing pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks; I believe the pattern is called elongated corded rib. It's mostly K2, P2 rounds with a couple rounds that have yarn-overs and decreases to make a bit of a lace effect. The yarn is knitting up very pretty. I love all the subtle shading this skein has. For now, you'll just have to imagine!!

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