Well tonight we had the pleasure of meeting Nimbus who was visiting from Canada. We had a blast at Knit-Night and then went out for some super yummy Thai food. Now if that wasn't enough excitement... I finally decided to learn how to knit two socks on two circulars!
I got as far as the magic cast-on... which was pretty fun I have to say... and the first increases. In case you're wondering... I know I'm using two different skeins of yarn. They are both Opal - one given to me by Gundel and the other by Magatha. I didn't want to divide them out and rewind them. Unlike *some* people I can't yet knit two socks on one needle from two ends of the same ball of yarn. =P I need a little more help keeping track of what I'm doing! I figure I can knit these two and go back and knit the matching pair. Or you know... I could just wear two different colored socks.
As threatened... I'm also going to gripe about store-bought socks for a minute. For full effect imagine me hand on hip & shakin' my finger! SOCKS DON'T FIT ME! Regular 'Ladies' socks (labled size 5-10... who are they kidding??) don't come anywhere close to fitting. I went down to little boys socks because usually little boy shoes fit just fine. But as you can see below... the grey "heel" is no where near my heel! It bunches up behind my ankle & hangs out over my shoe.
(Don't worry - I don't wear those socks with those shoes)
I've had some luck finding socks in the little girl's department... but it's tough to find just plain socks in those sizes. My hope is that if I finally find a way of knitting socks that I actually enjoy (I can't stand double-points!) I'll be able to knit custom fit socks. Wish me luck!