Friday, July 6, 2012

On the needles Friday 7/6

I've been working on these socks off and on since May 11th, and would really like to get the second one done and move back to my summer tee from last year. Maybe that'll be OTN next week!

To get to the details, I think this is Sensations Bamboo & Ewe, a blend of 55% wool, 30% nylon and 15% bamboo (or rayon from bamboo as it says on the label). I've used this yarn before and like it. I'm not positive, because the ball band was taken out of the cake, but I'm pretty sure this is it. The needles are 2.25 mm fixed circulars from Knit Picks.

I use a generic toe-up formula from Knitty Summer 2006, Judy's Magic Cast On here, the Fleegle Heel here and will use the Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off here. This is my 85th pair of socks. I love sock knitting, but these have been problematic because of the dark color. It's really pretty, but hard to work with because 99% of my knitting is done at night and this dark charcoal doesn't show up the stitches in the lighting in our family room.

I'm linking up with Judy's On the needles Friday. Maybe linking each week will get me going!


  1. I had been watching Judy's knitting link up for awhile, but when I joined in I got busy. I have always wanted to try the toe up sock. I tried but just never seemed to get past the heel part. Might try again someday. Just love making socks though

  2. Thanks for sharing the references. I want to try toe up too! The grey sock look very plush and soft!

    1. Thanks for the comment. I like this yarn and the way it knits up. Not splitty and feels good in my hands.