Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I suffer single sock syndrome

My picture loader isn't working at the moment, but hopefully I'll be able to load my picture when I'm done writing.

I like to knit socks. They're a portable craft that gets done relatively quickly. Up until now, I have always knit one at a time. For some reason, they always come out a little differently, each sock in the pair.

Worse than that is the three or four single socks I have made that either had issues that made me hesitate to start the second one, or I just kind of lost interest. Maybe I could wear them as mismatched pairs...

I've been wanting to learn how to knit two socks at a time for a while now, and finally scheduled time with my good friend and known super knitter S so she could show me how. She pointed to this pattern on Ravelry (not free, but cheap)


that has an extensive sock making part to it, not just about the heel that involves tracing the sock recipient's foot on a piece of cardboard so you can do measurements and insure an exact fit. So armed with that, and Judy's Magic Cast On:


We started the toes of my new pair of socks. I'm doing them on one 40" circular needle. You work around the outside, right to left on these. front of one sock, front of the other sock, back of one sock, back of the other sock. The heels are done separately, I am told, and I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

There, the uploader worked. I don't have a pattern picked out yet, but I've got a lot of options with this sized needle and the fingering weight yarn. I'll update when I've got a good one picked out. 

In other news, I am meeting someone new for a drink tonight. We've been connected by a mutual friend and I've FB stalked him enough to see that he seems interesting and kind. I'm so rusty/out of practice it's like starting completely over, which I suppose isn't entirely bad. 

Update, 7-30-14: It was a very enjoyable meeting. I feel I might be a little too organized for him, but we'll see if he calls and wants to continue. I figured since I reached out initially, he can make the next move. 


  1. Two at a time are on my list for this winter. I suffer from the same syndrome. I love the color of the yarn! Good luck with your drink/date tonight. I think that is a better way to meet someone - through friends. Fingers and toes crossed.... :)

  2. I tried to do the two socks at a time last winter, but I only had a book with illustrations to go by. (It was supposed to be an excellent book for teaching the method.) I couldn't figure it out. A Youtube visual might be easier to learn from.

    Good luck on the continuation of the socks AND your drink/date. I agree with Susan that meeting someone through a friend is much less chancey these days! Bring your socks with (in case he's boring). I'm sure that would really turn him on. Hee-hee.

  3. I have to share this with the kidling, she's an avid knitter.
    Good luck with your meet and greet; fingers crossed that he's intelligent, kind, and interesting. =)


Hi, sorry to make the humans do an extra step.