Thursday, January 21, 2010

Old dog

I tried, I really tried knitting two socks on two circs, but it just isn't working for me. I'm using this book

and the instructions are detailed and easy to understand. But any time I might save knitting is spent needle and yarn wrangling. My circs do not have flexible cables, and I am guessing that were I to use two sets with flexible cables, I might have more success. Addis are probably the only ones I own that would qualify and they are currently occupied, keeping my place on a couple of unfinished shawls. So I will set this goal aside for a little while.

When I first restarted knitting, I was eager to try new stitches, new techniques, new yarns, new patterns. That fire seems to have burned out, though, as these days I am pretty content with garter stitching wool a majority of the time. And another turnabout is, I used to hate swatching and lately I find I enjoy it. What is up with THAT? I also like hand winding skeins and finished sock toes with the kitchener stitch. I know - what a freak!


Toni said...

Wow--you're ENJOYING kitchenering??????

Maybe you have an odd strain of the flu......?


I would certainly put that to use while you can--I mean, what are the odds you'll ever feel like THAT again?

Anonymous said...

I can do one sock on two circs, one sock on one circ, sock on dpns, but two socks on two circs eludes me as well. I have the same book, and flexible circs (knitpicks and Addis), but no joy. Tons of pain, but no joy.