New year, new technique.

A break from Christmas knits for my new socks!

I’m at the Knit Nook, on Mondays, and Suzanne was teaching a two-at-a-time magic loop socks class on Monday nights. Every week as I left to pick up my boys, I wished I were staying for the class. I am a sufferer of SSS (Second Sock Syndrome) – I even owe my mom a partner to the Broadripple sock I knit her four years ago! A few weeks later, I decided to try it on my own. Since I was doing something new, I thought I might as well throw in another new technique – knitting my socks from the toe up. Sharri helped by supervising my cast on and away I went!

I worked on the socks on New Year’s Eve at French Lick Hotel . . .

. . . and New Year’s Day at West Baden.

They’re slow going, but I’m almost finished with the foot. I’m using Wendy Johnson’s pattern Toe-Up Socks with a Difference (because I am easily persuaded and Sharri was using that pattern). The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Argyle, and I’m using 40″ Addi Turbos in size 2.5 mm. I have to admit that I was worried about how the yarn would pool, but I’m thrilled with how they’re turning out.

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