This morning I decided that it was time to try something new – I’ve been sort of avoiding it all week because I expected it to be really difficult…but it wasn’t that bad!
Thanks for all the great advice on toe up’s! I used Judy’s Magic Cast on and got it on the second try. It really was pretty easy…although it felt a little awkward (sort of like how continental knitting feels – I just don’t know how to hold my fingers).
I have been working on it all day – but ended up frogging it back to the increase because I thought they were too big…but then once I got going, they seem to be going pretty fast.
This is Regia Silk – I think its probably better on a larger needle, but I started these on US 1’s, and didn’t want to frog them back again. It is a very sturdy fabric, but I think they will be fine – and warm. I like the yarn, but have a problem – when I bought it I didn’t realize that the yardage per skein is only about 130 yards – and I only bought two. So I can either make short socks, or I can buy two more skeins and hope that the colors aren’t too different. I’m leaning towards the latter, and am waiting for someone to message me back on Ravelry about some she has for sale. Otherwise, I can get them from Elann.
I am really enjoying this, and am looking foward to getting to the heel – I hope that it is as painless as the toe was!
I’m feeling better every day, and starting to really enjoy the time off work. Yesterday, I went for a pedicure, and went to the yarn store with Chris (I’ll post pictures next time). Today I got my hair done, and have been sitting around watching movies. Very relaxing, and lots of knitting time. I could get used to this! I suppose that I’d eventually get really bored with all this relaxing…but for now its sort of nice.
Ok, I’m off to get closer to my heel..have a great rest of the week!