Knitting my first socks 2-at-a-time on 2 sets of DPNs because I don’t currently possess a 40-inch circular in size 2… And because I’d really like to avoid the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome. The pattern is Van Dyke Socks by Wendy D. Johnson. :)
Okay, lets talk about these. These were such a pain. Let me explain.
I purchased this Knitpicks Capretta, thinking it was super wash cashmere sock yarn. I got half of that right. Turns out no superwash. Yep. I was itching and sneezing and coughing the entire time I knit these socks and could not figure out why. Till I was binding off and actually took the time to check out the label. Ugh. My fault.
I started these toe up even though the pattern did not call for that. I wanted to try something new. So toe up we went. It was no where near as bad as I expected. I did an after-thought heel too. My first time doing both these technique, But I found it tedious and frustrating and I don’t think you’ll see me doing these again. It was not a thing I enjoyed very much. I did dye this with Kool-aid to match my Pome hat. Started these Nov 24th and ended on the 27th. Pattern was Nepenthes and it was fairly simple. I think the whole thing has thrown me off. The itching and the tedious knitting. It wasn’t as exciting to me as top down, does that make sense? Anyway, Cashmere socks and matching hat. It looks nice. Not my thing though.