I've developed a foot fetish. It all started last week when I happened to notice that this year's long, cold winter was causing havoc with my handmade socks. I have been wearing them so much that they're beginning to look rather worn. The prospect of breaking out the double points to make some more pairs, was less than exciting, so I decided to embark on the infamous "Magic Loop" technique.
I recently received a copy of Bev Galeskas booklet "The Magic Loop - Working Around On One Needle" from Knitpicks (along with some delicious yarn for a shawl) so I got it out and cast on with some Reggio sock yarn from my stash.
Wow, what a great approach to sock knitting! My socks have flown along. I've made them cuff down and just concentrated on the technique (no pattern details used this time.) Then on Saturday night, I met up with my fellow knitting cohorts to celebrate our group's first anniversary. We had a wonderful evening, drinking, eating, knitting and listening to live music in a downtown bookstore. The evening was topped off with a draw for door prizes and I was lucky enough to win this book:
Guess who had to cast on as soon as she got home?!!!