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)