Wednesday, September 20, 2006

two pairs beats a ____ ?



i can post these now, because my mom received her package today ... with the yarn for her birds, some 6mm safety eyes, a bicho, a small format crochet magazine, and her cute & amazing blue bird-themed dishcloths !

these were a quick knit, as i made before from this booklet. i only used half the ball of yarn. so, i wonder if i can get two from the remaining (so-called)half?!

next up, tiger striped opal socks !

2's better than 1


i took the advice of jen regarding knitting both socks at once, after i knitted my first mean green girly sock. other than purchasing a second set of crystal palace dpns, the process of knitting both socks is rather ... fine. i like the idea of being finished with a sock (pattern) when both socks are finished ... second sock syndrome bites me in the ass every time! but now, it's okay. second sock is only a few rows away ....

3 comments:

Lolly said...

But two socks at the same time on DPNs? how do you do that? one row on each sock? SSS gets me too, but it seems tedious with 2 sets of DPNs. I am thinking of trying Magic Loop to expand my horizons for Socktoberfest...

Love the Opal. Love the package for your mom too. Adorable cloths!

gray la gran said...

thanks lolly!

also, i am alternating working on each of the socks by knitting an inch or two on one sock, then doing the same on the mate. it's not really a pain.

and, i'm on the heelflap of one, and will pick up the mate and knit the heelflap. step-by-step.

amanda cathleen said...

Love the dishcloths that you sent your mom! Sounds like she got a great package ; )