I've started a pair of socks for my husband. I've kind of been putting off starting these for awhile. I can't decide if it is because they are larger than the normal socks I knit or the fact that I'm not going to get to wear them. It seems a little selfish, but the truth is probably somewhere in between.
I decide to knit both socks at once. I had a sinking suspicion that I would develop second sock syndrome after the first one if I tried to knit them one at a time. I'm using some Lorna's Laces in Pioneer that was in my stash. I did buy the yarn with socks for him in mind. It is the first time I've actually used any of the Lorna's I've bought. I really like how it is knitting up. The fabric is firm but soft.
I'm also using US #0 needles for the first time too. I bought the needles specifically for these socks. I was kind of hesitant to try them, but I'm glad I got them. I'm getting about 10.5 stitches per inch. So hopefully the fabric will be a little more resilient for the tough and rough man feet that the socks are going to cover.
I think the points on these addi Turbo #0 needles are a lot different form the points on all my other addis. They are a lot sharper. I didn't noticed until I started knitting. I push the needles with my finger tip sometimes while knitting and noticed the difference with the first push. I like the sharper tip though. It is making me look forward to trying the addi Lace needles I just bought.
Each sock is 96 stitches around and all I've got completed so far is the toes. I'm ready to start the stitch pattern up the foot. I'm going with a simple ribbed pattern, maybe a waffle rib. I have a feeling that these are going to come along slowly.