Saturday, October 8, 2011

Toe-Up Socks: My First One

Yes, I am still working on the purple dress (sleeves set in perfectly, just need to hem the skirt.)  But I also started some small knitting projects to work on while waiting for flute lessons, sports practices, and such.  One project is an outrageous scarf made of all my leftover bits of fuzzy novelty yarns.  The other is a mini sock I am making as a swatch before trying some of the socks in "Toe-Up Two at a Time Socks" by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.

I stopped by my local yarn shop (Stitch Point on Friendly Avenue in Greensboro, NC) and splurged on some size 1 Addi circular lace needles with a 32" cable.  These needles are wonderfully fast, with a smooth join that stitches just glide right over.  My yarn is some Red Heart Baby Soft I bought at Goodwill--full skeins in perfect condition!  The money saved on yarn paid for the new needles, right?