Tuesday, June 26, 2007
First 'On-Your-Toes' Sock nearly finished.
Almost finished my first toe-up sock - one of the 'On-Your-Toes' socks from Summer Interweave Knits. The toe didn't look right at first, as I just couldn't get the Eastern Cast-on right. I had to undo them and use a provisional cast on, grafting the toe together afterwards with the Kitchener stitch. I prefer this toe anyway.

I love the rib pattern which fits snugly around your foot. I must admit, it was odd knitting toe-up at first, but I got used to it quite quickly, and just did what the pattern said! I've enjoyed learning new techniques and might try another pair of toe-ups after this one. At least my choice of patterns won't be limited now.

Will finish this sock tonight and it's matching one over the next few days. Will post a picture of the pair then, and let you know what my next attempt will be.

Monday, June 18, 2007
Hi - from the Holistic Knitter
Hi - I've just joined this KAL and am looking forward to knitting my first pair of toe-ups. I'm starting with the 'On-Your-Toes' sock pattern from Summer Interweave Knits in a pale pink yarn.

Saturday, June 16, 2007
first pair of toe-ups!

I joined the group in the fall..and was nearly done with my first toe-up sock near Christmas but the socks kind of fell off my radar. I finally finished them though and will probably knit all my socks toe-up from now on. It's so much easier this way! Here are my widdershins!

Thursday, June 14, 2007
Lace Sock Progress and New Project

Here is my progress on my first toe-up sock from the Knitting Lingerie Style book. It's not perfect - a few errors in the lace do to me forgetting if I'm on the knit row or lace pattern row, but for the most part it's looking good. It's a really easy pattern and I'm enjoying the quick progress. I have about 3 more inches before completing the first sock in the pair. I think that the toe-up sock makes a lot of sense now that I've started to work one. I'm sure the next one will go even faster. Much better than the reverse, I think.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007
Knitting Lingerie Style - Toe Up Sock Pattern
I have just cast on for the toe-up stocking from Joan McGowan-Michael's new "Knitting Lingerier Style" book. This will be my first toe-up sock). I have a question about the directions: I don't understand what it means for working the second half of the toe:

"Pick up and knit 1 st from first half of toe, knit to end, pick up and knit 1 st from first half of toe."

Can anyone explain?


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Saturday, June 02, 2007
One down,another on the way

Well I got stuck into the Hubby sock I originally started as in my first post, Im pleased with how it worked out even if I did get the increases at heel upside down....

In a fit of boredom I picked a ball of Patons Bluebell during lunch,that was used to mend a friends jumper(it was hiding in my knitting bag) and started another purely on memory.Ive got to the heel flap(thick ankles so not game yet to try short row heel) and now need the instructions.I think Im about 5 to 10 rows a bit long in the ffot but I didnt want a tight fit anyway.....

Species for both: Wendys Short row toe up for toes and I used the heel flap method from Beudelaires(hope thats spelt right),It took a bit to find a pattern with the right number of sts to coincide with these socks as I didnt want to try working it out myself til I understand the concept of a toe up in its parts... I added a 2x2 cable on either side of top with one st on outside before the bottom sts started!

Now I cant wait to start another even though I havent finished these.....