I have started a new project - one that is a learning experience for me so I thought I would document it as I go. I've made several pairs of socks - on double pointed needles and circulars using the magic loop method, but never two at a time and never toe up. That's what I'm attempting this time. I will probably be crazy(ier) before this is over.
I should have done this first, but realized after I had made one ball I should have weighed the skein. It really didn't matter - 4 oz.
Then I weighed the ball - 2 oz! Pretty good estimation.
Just to be sure - I also weighed the rest of the skein - 2 oz. So far this is going well! (Turns out I was a little premature in my optimism)
Next step - cast on using the figure 8 method.
A closer look.
After this the fun began. Keeping two balls of yarn separate is not for the faint of heart. More than once I have to admit I had to rip out and start over. Even though I have worked magic loop before, keeping two going at times got really confusing and I think at one time I must have knitted backwards, because I had one sock going in the wrong direction!
They are coming along. I'm beginning to see the toe shaping and am getting the rhythm of working two at a time. It is definitely a work in progress though - will keep you updated.
Just to leave you with a treat - last week Coldstone Creamery called and asked if they could bring us some cakes at work to share with the staff. They were delicious! Good advertising!
The chocolate had thick chocolate icing and snickers inside and was everyone's favorite!