I did it. It didn’t take long at all. Why did it take me three years and four months to finish these socks?
I did graft the toe of the second (left) sock. It’s not that I don’t know how; it’s that I knit socks so rarely that I always have to look it up. But I did, and it’s done. It looked enough like the right sock (draw the yarn through the remaining 8 stitches) that it wasn’t worth going back to re-do the first one.
These are a heavily modified adaptation of Cookie A’s Kai-Mei socks. My Chinese name is Lai-Wah, so I named them for myself. You can see a description of the changes on this three year old blog post, if you’re interested.
Now what should I knit? More socks? Another shawl? I want a relatively mindless, portable knit…
Those are lovely socks! I have a couple of projects in line before I knit my next pair of socks – and I can’t wait to get to them! I wish I could have multiple projects going at once, but that would drive me crazy. I guess when I think of a shawl, I don’t think “mindless knit.” But then again, I’ve never knit a shawl. I see many women at knit nights working on shawls and I often wonder how they can keep the pattern in their head.
I’ve been meaning to ask, are you planning on offering any thrumbelina slippers classes anytime soon?
There are simple lace patterns, and complicated lace patterns. I go for the simple, because I like portable projects without pages of charts to carry. Try a shawl; I think you’d like it.
I will check with Twisted and see about getting a Thrill of the Thrum class on the calendar!
Very pretty. I have the book for those. I should give them a try.
You know MY vote is for more socks! How about Dragonfly?
I think I’ll start some socks, but I already know what I want them to look like. Based on a previous design idea that didn’t quite work out. Better next time!
Don’t feel bad: I’ve been known to be knitting socks on the road and forget how to set up Kitchener stitch. I would simply call my Ft. Worth knitting daughter and get her to read it to me. Now I no longer bug her, bought one of those Kitchener Stitch Dog Tag keychains, and I’m always ready.
You’re the second person I know with one of those tags!
the socks turned out great! i can’t wait to see what goes on your needles next! i just finished a lace baby hat.i adapted an adult pattern–my first modifications in both stitch and size. next will be to start on xmas presents,with wristwarmers for my daughter-in-law and socks for my son.
Lovely! More socks!
very pretty! love the color. 🙂
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sometimes there are projects that really don’t take long to finish, if only we would do it. Nice work – and nice mods. Really pretty!