Sunday, June 6, 2010

June progress

I was knitting this sock yesterday in between matches - youngest son was in a football tournament - so progress is going quite well.

One lady asked me if it was 'proper knitting'. I wasn't really sure if she was serious - 'er, no, I'm just pretending to twist wool round little pointy sticks to while away the hours' or if she really didn't have a clue. I explained that it was going to be a sock when it grew up and that I was using circular needles. She went on to say that she knits scarves, so she's obviously not new to the craft and has just never seen circulars.

Personally, I can't imagine life without them. (Quick survey here - dpn's, 2 circs or 1 circ for socks?)

Oh and by the way, Posh Yarn's Martha is now my absolute, total, 100% favourite sock yarn. I never want to use anything else - after I've used up my stash of other sock yarns that is.

15 comments:

Eve said...

2 socks on 1 circ

wonderwoman said...

sock is looking lovely - for me, as you well know, two pins!!!!

xxxx

marit said...

2 socks on one circular needle- or 4 DPN's if it is fairisle patterns!

That sock looks goooood!

trash said...

DPNs all the way.

(I can see why you love the yarn so much.)

Elizabeth D said...

DPNs for me, no question. Usually 2.25 mm, and prefer the 8-inch (20 cm) length (big pawa).

dottycookie said...

Always, always bamboo dpns - circular needles scare me.

Ali said...

I'm a DPN-er too, but they've got to be bamboo or it all gets a bit too slippery.

Kitty said...

That is a very special sock - I love green so much.

Sock knitting? Don't ask me - couldn't do it for toffee, but I do so admire those of you who do. x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

15cm knit pro 2.25mm dpns please!

Great sock!

lucy x

Andrea said...

Love your socks especially the colour, I always use dpn's haven't tried circulars for socks yet.

Mary deB said...

DPNs!

Pat said...

Dbl pointed...I use those really pretty wooden ones from Knit Picks, all the colors in the wood just make me smile!

Rachel said...

DPN's definitely. (The thought of using circulars scares me too!) I use 20cm metal dpns - the bamboo ones I have are too short and spiky!
R x

Anonymous said...

15 cm dpn in some sort of wood.
That is what my mum taught me - so this is what I do. :-)
IDA

Caffeine Girl said...

Dpns. I love them!