December 28, 2013
I realized this Christmas that my family LOVES handknit socks better than any other knitted items. I love variety knitting - socks, mittens, hats, shawls, scarves and even sweaters, but they all want socks (and I also realize, they don't care whether the yarn is handspun or not) SO I'm making more socks this year - MINE will be handspun - haha :)
I just finished my 2nd sock in Claire Ellen's pattern club - An entrelac pattern - Nessa...
The construction of this sock was different than anything I've ever knit, so I learned many new techniques which was fun. Here it is right after turning the toe...
Mods: None, but if I were to do it again, I'd change the construction order though...I'd knit through to the toe, then instead of turning the toe and working back up to the heel, I'd put the toe stitches on hold, pick up the heel and work from the gusset to the toe - kitchenering the toes. This would be better for several reasons - 1) easier to determine correct length of socks 2) easer to kitchener a few toe stitches than over 100 heel/gusset stitches 3) I think the picked up stitches along the edge would look better going in the other direction - maybe.
Here they are off - love the 3 dimensional poof of the entrelac!
Christmas feast for chickens - a flat of wheat grass, alfalfa, broccoli, clover and radishes - yummmm.