September 29, 2005


Knitted up the toe for the first Friday Harbor sock this morning and am wearing it as I write this. It fits comfortably. In addition to the other revisions I made, this pattern called for a rounded toe, but I made a flat toe, which I think is more comfortable.

Nancy Bush has an extended discussion on round toes, star toes, flat toes, etcetera, in her new book, Knitting Vintage Socks.

Posted by Karen at September 29, 2005 09:19 AM

Hi Karen!
Did you like knitting the sock with the circular needles, or do you prefer the use of dps?

I need to add that the book KNITTING VINTAGE SOCKS has the best explanation of various toe and heels types that I have ever seen. I think a lot of research went into writing this book and its one of the best sock books there is,,,,

My local knitting group is starting a sub knitting group just based on this book, we will be going through the book sock by sock.
But first,,,,,,,,, we are doing however is out of the new INTERWEAVE magazine , its another Nancy Bush design, we start up late October,,,,

great looking socks Karen!
good knitting to all,,,,

Posted by: Pam at September 29, 2005 03:06 PM

Love the sock! Also -- love your new masthead!

Posted by: Nancy J at September 29, 2005 05:11 PM

Pam -- I took my sock-in-progress along with me while out and about in town the other day, and I gotta say, the 2 circs method is more portable than dpns. The 2 circs method frees you up from worrying about dropping or leaving behind a dpn, or having one slide out of your knitting. All of your needles are always in your knitting, all of the time. I am enjoying the 2 circs method better -- and I've knitted a lot of socks on dpns.

Nancy -- Thank you!

Posted by: Karen at September 29, 2005 05:42 PM

Very nice sock and great looking toe.

Posted by: Jewel at September 29, 2005 10:09 PM

what a great colour!

Posted by: cara at September 30, 2005 05:09 AM

Jewel -- I took that photo of the sock on my own foot, myself. It was kinda like doing yoga, putting the camera down on the floor, bending down to be able to focus it and press the shutter, keeping the *other* foot back and out of the way . . . . "Great looking toe" is the result of more than just knitting contortions.

Cara -- the color is Island Blue, and the yarn is Shepherd Sport. Available, of course, from your favorite online yarn store and mine, Two Swans Yarns. :o)

Posted by: Karen at September 30, 2005 09:22 AM

You took the photo yourself? Wow - I'm even MORE impressed!

Posted by: Jewel at September 30, 2005 11:53 AM