When I was at the library the other day, I picked up these books on doing socks “two at a time on two circs” to see what all the fuss was about. On blogs and Rav and other forums, knitters rave about using this technique to make socks.
You take two very long circulars and then cast on for both socks, then work both socks at the same time. It seems more complicated and fussy than using double-points. I have two sets of double-points, so I always still do “2 socks at a time”. I woudn’t consider changing my method. What I don’t understand is the whole “double point phobia” that many knitters exhibit. ??? You’re still just working with two needles at a time.
There are some interesting texture patterns for the legs of the socks, nice to get some new ideas to add to my repetoire. I love making socks, but sometimes doing a broad-ribbed sock gets a little boring.
As you can see above, I’ve gotten both socks down past the heel turning and have started the gusset decreases. I sometimes forget how much I love making socks until I’m in the middle of another pair!
We decided to just add the new dog bed to the other two, instead of removing one. I turned them 45° so all three would fit in the space under the bay window. They love it – they spent almost all day yesterday there!
She’s waiting (im)patiently for the big fella to curl up on the couch with her.
We’ve been having crazy hot weather here. Yesterday afternoon I went out for a bike ride with my sister and it was 27°C/30 humidex. It was ridiculous. I had a headache when I got back from the sun. We’re going tonight about 6 p.m. so hopefully it’s cooler and not as stinking humid.