Thursday, July 26, 2012

KNITTING SOCKS - A good use of my "waiting time"

Yesterday I spent several hours in a waiting room. The light wasn't good enough to sew. What to do? KNIT. I don't know about you, but I cannot stand to just sit and do nothing. Drives me nuts. Besides, one can always use another pair of socks, eh?!
SockNeedle Holder for DPNs
I really like the little tubes that hold my work-in-process safe and protect the tips of the DPNs [double point needles]. With these tubes on I can just stick a pair of socks in my purse. Great!
Notice the needles "slide" into the slots and then the other tube closes everything up.
CloseUp of stitch: Looks like a 'cable' but is ribbing with incr/decr + M1.
I love this simple stitch pattern [see close up pic above]. It looks like I'm knitting cables, but actually it is ribbing "posing as cables" by using Left and Right increase/decrease, plus a "made" stitch to keep the stitch count correct. So easy but looks complex. Gotta love that. Besides with all the ribbing these socks will actually stay up and not droop. Love that, too.
Yarn by the South West Trading Company
The yarn is TOFUtsies by the South West Trading Company. Lovely, soft yarn to knit with and it holds up and wears well.

Until next time, I hope you have fun knitting, crocheting, or stitching up something that makes you happy.  Please leave a comment if you like posts about knitting.

Quilty Hugs,

5 comments:

Connie said...

Beautiful yarn Cyn! I have never had a pair of hand knitted socks....as I don't knit but I always hear other bloggers say how much they love them. They look neat!

LuAnn said...

Your socks are going to be just beautiful. That gadget is a new one to me. I'll have to look for one. I love to wear hand knit socks but really don't like to make them. Maybe if I keep practicing I'll learn to like it. Are you to the point where you can knit socks without using a pattern?

Cattinka said...

Your socks are looking good, I like the pattern you are knitting.
KATRIN W.

Frummie said...

Hi Cyn,

Love your socks! I haven't knit a pair of socks in YEARS. I really haven't knitted since the grands grew up.

Hugs,

Brigitte said...

Hi Cyn,
love the socks you are knitting. The tubes are GREAT, never seen them before, which brand is it?
Hope the check brought good results?
sending hugs
Brigitte