Sunday, March 25, 2007

Slowly But Surely

Well I've gotten a little further on knitting the man his socks. The sad part is once they are finished I'll have to wait until fall or winter to see if he really likes wearing them.

I decided on the waffle rib stitch from Sensational Knitted Socks. It is basically a 2x2 rib and on every fourth row you purl across all the stitches. I like how the pattern is working out and I really do like working with the Lorna's Laces.

It is nice to be working these toe up. I can have him try them on as I go. Which is nice since I haven't made him socks before and I want to make sure they fit well. I think I'm going to try a short row heel as practice. The socks I'm going for next will be for me and the pattern calls for a short row toe and heel.

Knitting the two socks at a time was a good move too. Although it does seem to make the whole process seem slower. Every time I work on these it seems like I should be making more progress. I have to keep reminding myself that I am working on two socks and that they will both be finished at the same time.


Zonda said...

Yep, keep reminding yourself of that! It'll help! They are looking fab! The colors seem to mix up well so far!

gilraen said...

They do look lovely, Pioneer is a very manly colour. :)

It's still cold enough here to wear them, lucky you :)

Sue J. said...

Wow! I can see the advantages of two at once, toe up. No dreaded SSS. And I do like that colorway very much. The pattern looks good, too. That will be on my list, for sure.

Bezzie said...

Great idea doing them at the same time...esp. for neverending man socks! And hey, just think because the weather is getting warmer, you've got lots of time to finish them!

Batty said...

Love the waffle rib. And it's a very manly color, so he shouldn't object on that count.

angelarae said...

You can wear wool in the breaths, especially at night when your feet get cold. Those are looking really nice. I predict he will wear them anyway.