Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Double Rainbow Socks


Man, I just flew through these so fast it almost feels like they knit themselves.............almost. :)

I did them two-at-one-time, using two circulars. I like this method because when you are done knitting, you are DONE. No having to cast on for the second sock, etc. I haven't done any this way in a long time though because I find the cast on/starting them up to be very fiddly/confusing and I need to consult my two-at-one-time book to get through it. Then I saw another knit blogger say that she started them separately, using DPN's, knit a few rounds on each and then transfer them to the circular needles.  Well now...................why the hell didn't I think of that? That's so painfully obvious I should be ashamed of myself! lol I couldn't remember exactly how the heels were supposed to be done using this method either (as far as order, not stitch count) so I just made it up as I went along. Turned out fine so I guess I should make socks more often this way. It is a lot handier than doing it one at a time.

I found a brain-dead, long term project to keep me busy during my time in the car (I don't drive) and while waiting at appointments,etc.: A SOCK YARN BLANKET. Out of scrap yarn. Because I have bags and bags (literally) of teeny tiny (and not so tiny) balls of leftover sock yarn that I hate to throw out but I hate storing. (Because I'm always generating MORE teeny tiny balls of yarns. Like baby rabbits. They never stop coming.) I like this square pattern here, though I am not knitting the yarnovers through the back to close them up - I like the yarnovers out in the open, free as can be. I think it gives it a kind of granny square look to it that I like. After a practice square to determine size and all that jazz I pulled out my first tiny yarn ball and whipped up first "official" squares:
Three down, one hundred and seventeen left to go. Give or take. *GULP*

I reckon I should finish sometime around 2015.
(I'm not clear on how I'm going to seam these together so feel free to give me a suggestion..or three. I figured I would tackle that when it comes up, you know, a few years down the road. lol)

10 comments:

Cole said...

Oh goodness, I so wish I could knit! Your socks look so cozy (it's freezing here!) and that blanket looks like so much fun :) Well done!

Margaret said...

Wow, beautiful! Love your socks! And love the blanket project for your leftover yarns too! Good long term project for sure!

Julie said...

Lovely colours those socks are. the blankie project from leftovers is super, i'm sure it wont take till 2015 to finish it off LOL

Kajsa said...

Cute! I really want to figure out how to knit socks. I gave it whirl last winter and the result was not good.

valerie said...

Love the rainbow socks! I don't get how you do the two socks at the same time. That kind of boggles my mind. I think I need to learn them the regular way before I try that technique! lol

natalie said...

I can't help myself...now I have the Double Rainbow Song stuck in my head...Your socks are so intense!

ViviBijoux said...

Wow! Maybe you should open an etsy shop for your knitted lovelies?! smiles, Virginie

Sylvia said...

Love those socks - and yes, its seems to produced those in record time. I will have to try that two- at -a -time method some day.

Your little squares look like so much fun as well.

Laurie said...

Lovely socks...and REALLY lovely squares. I love the color choices.

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow! ANOTHER pair of beautiful socks :o) I'm SO jealous! My yarn remains in the tote. LOL!

That's a great idea! It would be so soft too :o)