Saturday, July 11, 2009

Socks and Magic Loop

Okay, I have posted a few socks that I have made here, each one so far done with dpn, which I do like......However, I just decided to teach myself how to do socks with Magic Loop! Oh WoW!!! I can't believe how much faster it goes.
Now mind you, I only did one at a time......but after I do this a couple times, I think I will try to teach myself two at a time.
I really want to teach myself toe up first. Its the cast on I seem to have trouble with, but the internet is so helpful for this!! All you need to do is google something and You Tube probably has it. Some are better teachers than others, but if you watch a couple different ones, you pick up different things, or the camera angle was closer, etc. Here is a picture of my first sock, the second one is just started on the needles. I pretty much did this one over the holiday weekend, but I didn't sit and knit constantly. Would never have gotten the dpn done this fast. I am just amazed. Maybe someday I can keep up with friends, like Leah from the knitting giraffe. She does amazing socks, and has them done so quickly!! :) I got so excited, that my LYS was having their sidewalk days....still are come to think about it.......hmmm....that I went and bought two more skeins,
at half price to do some more socks. Do I have sock yarn in my stash you ask? Why yes,
but doesn't a knitter always need to get more.........me thinks so!!! :)I hope you all had a relaxing 4th....we had a wonderful time at my SIL house. Nice and relaxing. Please continue to pray for Alex...he will be coming home soon, but as the time draws near, he is almost more homesick........it was hard for him to have us all together and him not be there over the 4th. I know many of you are praying, and I sincerely know that that is what will get him through this, and from a mothers heart, I thank you most sincerely!!
Suzanne

4 comments:

leah said...

You are too sweet! Your sock looks awesome! Awhile ago I did some magic loop sock tutorials (linked on the side of my blog) just wanted to let you know in case they might be of help. I just learned some good toe up techniques from Wendy Johnson's new book! I think you will like them once you learn :)

Tea said...

Great looking socks, Suzanne!
Magic Loop...hands down!
I'll never go back to dpns so long as there are 40 circs in this ol' world. I'm workin' on a pair of fingerless mitts, two at a time. You'll be tickled with the method, I'm sure, after the initial learnin' to remember to turn your balls of yarn to keep them from twisting.

Prayin' and wishin' y'all a speedy 80 more days to Alex's homecoming. :)

sewtakeahike said...

Hi Suzanne, very cool sock! Knitting socks is one thing I have never done, and keep saying I probably never will :). I keep moving more towards middle ground though each time I see a cool pair someone has knitted up.

knittingyoyo said...

Thanks for your comment on my birthday cake. By the way, I think I used that same sock yarn, OnLine Savannah. I made mine regular length and used DP's. Haven't tried the magic loop yet. I totally understand your excitement about your son. Mine was in Iraq for a year, Army. When it gets close to time to come home everyone gets, as my grandma used to say, "antsie". Will be thinking of you all.