|close-up of lace pattern|
|finished Bridal socks on my feet|
Rolling along, I have sideways socks on my straight needles for hubby (need pic of those as well) and on my new small circular needles I am trying the "two-at-a-time" (2aat) idea for another lace pattern in a wool/bamboo/nylon blend.
|start of "openwork ladders" socks done 2aat on circs|
I realize there are folks reading who are wondering just why I am bothering to knit my own socks. For that matter, I am sure there are folks who wonder why we'd sew our own clothes too! (Note: I will certainly be doing more of that, and soon.) The socks I bought last year have been falling apart at the same rate as the ones I bought in '09 and '10 ... but at least the older ones have the excuse of being older and having given me my money's worth in use. The ones I bought last year? JUNK!!!! It's not only socks, either. I'll save the rant about underwear/panties for another post, but let's just say most of the recently-purchased ones are already in worse shape than the ones they were bought to replace. So, I am at the point where I say "(*BLEEP!*) it! I'll just make my own." At least if these socks wear out quickly, I will know exactly whom to blame.