Thursday, January 15, 2009

Two at a time...

Not only have I learned the method for knitting two socks at once, I'm enjoying it SO MUCH that I've got two different pairs growing off two different pairs of circs!! I'm working hard at my pair of ripple stitch fixation socks and I got started on a pair of Emily's Socks from the book Two at a Time by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. It's a really good book for ppl who have never tried to knit two-at-a-time or MagicLoop, since they're pretty much the same technique.
It's funny b/c i don't know who I'm knitting these for; I mean, i know there's a baby out there, baking in and over, I've just never met the oven it's baking in or the baker!! My friend E, has a couple that're expecting and she asked if I wanted to knit up something to thrw in the gift basket she and her mom are giving the lucky couple and I knew this would be a great pattern.
The paatern calls for fingering weight on size 1s but i wasn't about to start trekking down that road!! LOL I'm using some of the Sub-lime I had left over from CC's Calorimetry, which is a worsted weight, and size 5 needles. I'm only a lil over on gauge and I have to admit, this is the first time I've ever even TRIED to adjust or adapt a pattern to the yarn I wanted to use i.e. gauging. My math skills are totally lacking and I've never understood the mathmatics behind finding the right gauge. I just figured I would just downsize on needles till I got my worsted weight to something CLOSE to the 8sts/10rws = 1" gauge and it worked!!
Like i said, it's not totally to gauge, but it's only off by a st or two and for baby socks, i think that's ok...

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