Wednesday, 5 March 2008

A new technique and a new addition

For quite some time now I've wanted to learn to knit two socks on two circular needles. I finally bought Cat Bordhi's Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. So with book in hand I cast on Carolina.

It was a touch fiddly at first but once I realised that I could make life much easier by adding a couple of stitch markers, things become a lot easier.

I put the stitch markers on the same needle to prevent me from mixing up the needles. I also used different markers for each sock so that I could distinguish between the first and the second sock and to help me keep track which way I'm heading whenever I need to put the socks down mid round.

I really like the idea of two simultaneously completed socks and what's more they will be exactly the same in length.

I'm knitting the socks on Knit Picks 2.5 mm circulars and the yarn is Opal Traumfänger.

And now for the new addition. On Friday our chook Beryl hatched a little chick and here she (he?) is. How cute is that?

Poor Meryl, the other chook, is not very happy because she has been banished to the glasshouse at night. She's been eyeing off the intruder during the day and we have to make sure they remain segregated for the time being.

1 comment:

Button said...

I'm doing my first pair of socks worked 2 at a time right now. Definately fiddly at first, but it's going a bit quicker. I'm working from the toe up, and I'm barely on the leg part now. I need to spend less time dyeing and more time knitting :)

Cheers, Robbie