Wednesday, 11 May 2011

WIP Wednesday- Sock skills

I do not usually do WIP Wednesday posts because small projects like socks don't look att that different between being WIPs and being finished, so I tend to save the suprise for a big reveal at the end.
Today however I have an ongoing project that I can talk about- Two at a time socks, yeah baby! (Sorry Austin Powers moment there)
In an attempt to get the festive season under control I have started the Christmas socks and it seemed like a good opportunity to try out two at a time (TAAT) magic loop style.
I have magic looped socks before, and generally prefer dpns. This is a first for TAAT though, and so far it is going well. It is a thick yarn so quick to make, meaning I should not get bored that it is taking twice as long. I suspect the final tada moment will be good when I realise that I don't need to start a second sock.
I have also added a WIP widget to the blog, I was just looking through Ravelry and spotted it so thought I would give it a go. I need to take more WIP photos though.
In computer news it is still playing up, but I have found a way round it that lets me post on the blog. More seriously yesterday it would not let me buy yarn! That being the final straw I whinged about it until my OH looked into it (He is much more computer minded). There verdict is that it is an issue with java and I will have to wait until the computer wizards fix it. That is one way to stick to a yarn diet!

16 comments:

  1. That yarn is so nice and go you doing TAAT!

    Eeeek about the computer not allowing you to buy yarn, really hope it gets fixed soon x

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  2. Good for you! Magic Loop scares me. I had an awful experience with it and one day I will try it again but for now I use two Circs since I also get tangled in DPNS.

    I love the widget...now I need to go find it.

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  3. I think two circs would suit me better, I find the loop in the middle of magic loop awkward and unwieldy. Unfortunately I broke my other 3.5mm tip so loop it is.

    Info about widgets here- http://www.ravelry.com/wiki/pages/BlogWidgets

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  4. Wow - that looks tricky! I'm sure I'd end up with everything tangled up - I'd love to see that in action (would be great if you could post a video - hint, hint) x

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  5. Looks impressive, and difficult.

    I like the yarn coloring.

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  6. Ooo, I've never even knitted a sock never mind two at a time! It's all looking good so far though :)

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  7. Good for you! I only did magic loop once and lost patience to do it again. I think I'm just a DPN kinda girl, lol! Yours look lovely!

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  8. Thanks for reminding me that I should really start planning my christmas knitting!

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  9. Impressive, if you knit as slowly as I do, one wk to the next can show lots of change in a wip...lol

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  10. Ohh now I forgot about christmas knitting. Thanks for the reminder. And wow I am so jealous of you being able to knit socks period let alone two at a time.

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  11. I'm glad your first two-at-a-time project is going well. My mom tried that technique a while back and didn't have much luck, I don't think. (She prefers DPNs, too.) I love the colours on these, whoever gets them for Christmas will be totally lucky!

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  12. I'm not afraid of one-at-a-time socks, but every time I see someone doing two-at-a-time I am totally impressed and a little intimidated :-) Yours look great. You are setting us a terrific example by starting the Christmas knitting already.

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  13. Okay, I have to say I sure hope I get up to two at a time at some point. I know I'm getting a head of myself, since I've only knit one sock, but the whole idea of being done right away is awesome.

    Thanks for participating in WIPW! I always love your FO posts.

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  14. wow- christmas knitting? I am jealous of your foresight!

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  15. Looks like it's Sock Week at WIPW -- they're everywhere! And yours look fab! You all keep tempting me to learn TAAT. It can't be that hard, right?

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