Sunday, January 4, 2009


It's snowing outside, coming down relatively heavy for this area of the country. Also, it's 11:15 pm and I should be in bed since I have to go to work in the morning. But I don't feel tired at the moment and my secret resolution was to knit blog more. So. Socks!

I've cast on a pair of Clover socks in Regia Silk. I love these socks. I love them. I love the pattern and I freaking love this yarn. This will be my third pair of socks in Regia Silk, but the first pair for me. If I could only knit with only one yarn for the rest of forever, I think I would choose Regia Silk. That's how much I love it.
Clover socks

I'm trying a new technique here, too! Two socks, top down, at the same time, magic loop. I've never knit socks two at a time before. And I very rarely knit socks from the top down. The cast on was fiddly and annoying, but I switched up to a 40" needle, and that eased my troubles considerably. I am now quite fond of this two at once business - I very much like the idea of not having to cast on a second time to finish the pair. I had a lot of trepidation about the cast on. It seems that there are many more instructional resources for knitting toe up than top down two at a time. But I found these instructions for a pair of top down socks and followed that. It was fiddly, but I survived. Maybe I'll try it from the toe up next time.


Veronica said...

Hooray, new socks for Sockdown!

And now you're giving me covetous thoughts about this Regia Silk... but not about Magic Loop. I just can't justify buying new needles for a technique like that. Not that I need new sock yarn, but... yum! The stuff looks luscious every time I see it.

Kate said...

I like the pattern a lot! I've never tried magic loop--I'm a traditionalist with my dpns.

We don't have snow yet down here. Everything is melting right now. The snow is supposed to start later though.