Monday, March 2, 2009

Foot Fetish


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?!!!

7 comments:

Kimmie said...

You go girl! At this rate you'll have a week's worth of new socks knit up for yourself and the whole family in time for next winter :)

Dawn said...

I absolutely LOVE ML! It does make the socks move faster IMO.

The Author of that book is from my area. She's a super sweet lady! Hope you enjoy! :)

Rudee said...

You were lucky. I still like my double points. I've used 2 circs, but not magic loop. If you say it's worth a go, I'll have to try it out.

Probably Jane said...

I've never tried two socks at the same time but now I quite fancy giving it a go!

Kathy said...

I've been wanting to try both methods. You've given me the shove to jump in and try it!

Jane said...

It's really very interesting. Magic Loop is really wonderful.

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