Sunday, June 20, 2010

My First Ever Toe Up Sock, and Other Projects

This is my first toe up sock. I am using Judy's magic loop cast on method. I am doing one at a time, because I didn't want to make my head spin! This sock pattern is from the Percy Jackson Kal I am doing on Ravelry. The pattern called for stitch markers and all I have are the markers that are plastic and thick, so I got out some contrasting yarn and tied it in a circle and wa la a stitch marker!

I am usually good about not having too many projects going at the same time, but this is a project that I want to slowly work on anyway. It is the Tikvah Shawl on Ravelry.  I normally have 2 projects going. One easy and one hard. It is easy to knit the easy pattern in the car, so I take that one. Then I save the hard one for knitting at home. I like to maximise my knitting into every possible second that I have :)

This next rectangle shawl is a stitch pattern from one of the Vogue books. I am participating in a Traveling Shawl Swap. I will be knitting 12" of this shawl, then 5 other girls will be knitting the rest. Then I will be knitting their shawls. I can't wait to see what I will be knitting. Whew.... I've got some knitting to do!


Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Your sock yarn is very pretty. I love the shawl you're working on. The pattern looks pretty big. Hmmm, on the Traveling Shawl Swap, you knit 12 inches then 5 other people do the same, sounds like fun. I hope everyone's gauge is the same.

Jackie said...

I love the toe on a toe up sock. I find working 2 at the same time a bit fiddly.

bunnits said...

You busy bee! I like the idea of the toe up, but the one I tried bombed because I kept getting ladders and finally frogged it. I need to practice on the circular needle sock technique.

The Knitwit Knitter said...

I like the idea about the KAL shawl. Sounds interesting!! Please post pics of the different shawls!

Toe up sock- When I first read that I thought you were talking about those socks that have the big toe sticking out. LOL!!