sockina on 2.25mm dpns
i just finished these mindless socks the other day, and am itching to cast on something new. problem is, i don't have full access to my stash right now ... and i can't decide which yarn i do have can be "sacrificed" to just a "plain" sock. perhaps, i should just pick one and a sock pattern with an easy to memorize pattern.
i know it's ridiculous, but sometimes these sock yarns seem too precious to knit. i know!
we caught a break in the rain a little earlier today, and i used that time to snatch up some socks for picture time. my hands were full, and i "lost" a sock on the stairs on the way out ... therefore, there aren't any pictures of my first finished marlene.
but, i did get pictures of a couple of other in progress socks.
knitpicks bare superwash merino/nylon on 2.25mm dpns
these are the chalet socks by nancy bush (from _folk socks_). there's a tremendous amount of chart chasing with this pattern. i have a post-it that i move up after every round to keep track of where i am. the knitting is much faster on the foot, now that i am only patterning on the instep.
i also decided that i'm going to rip back on the first sock. i think there's enough space to fit in another repeat of the chart before the toe. the way it's knitted now, it looks kinda incompete.
cascade heritage on 2mm dpns
milo (from _sock innovation_) is progressing nicely as well, but it's another one that's going to need a rip-fix. i was not paying attention to the pattern and forgot that the instep has more stitches than the sole. of course, i didn't realize this until i was almost finished decreasing the toe and noticed that i had more stitches on the instep than the sole. whoops.