Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Circular Socks


After reading about two-socks-at-a-time from both Mary Johnson and Judy Liquidara, I decided to try this method during the time Charlie took his turns driving to and from St. Louis.  Above you can see the book from the library and how much progress I made.  I took their advice and followed the instruction VERY carefully at the start, and then I got cocky.  Seems I really canNOT do three things at once.  I can knit and I can listen to the radio, but knitting and being in a serious conversation with give and take was too much for me.  Twice I found that I had three segments of the four on ONE needle, which is really not OK.  Then when I tried to "fix" my problem, I made it worse.

I've learned my lesson:  ALWAYS check that I am using the two ends of the SAME needle.

Tonight I am trying to knit and watch the World Series.  We'll see how well I do with that distraction.


Today I added three mini-blocks onto the Chinese Coins floor quilt from BIQR.  This is as big as it is going, since I have used up all my scraps from the floor!  Now to get it sandwiched and quilted.

Sara

Gratitudes:

Helpful sectional rehearsal last night
Jo's poem about October
Homemade pesto-pasta for dinner

2 comments:

kim said...

Love those diagonal lines in your towers on this quilt. You always have such great designs. Thanks for sharing.

MaryEQuilter said...

Sara- been knitting for over 50 years and quilting for over 20, but just started socks 2 years ago when I broke my ankle. Started right out with doing two at one time on circular needles. I love it but you do have to pay attention. One suggestion I have seen is get different colors for each needle - sometime hard to do with the small needle sizes, but then you are a little more aware an use the same color. Also google Cat Borhdi and also look for her directions on YouTube great videos on socks on circular needles. This is the best link I have every found on doing two socks at the same time http://www.socknitters.com/2circs/index.htm enjoy!! Mary in MA