Stitch’n’Bitch Thursdays! Also, Socks.

Thursdays are perhaps my favorite day of the week, mainly because it’s Stitch’n’Bitch day at the yarn store I work at. To be perfectly honest, if it weren’t for the S’n’B, I’d have practically no social life to speak of (coughcoughlosercough). Of course, I spent a good half hour making sure I had everything and repacking my project bag – I was going to take the amigurumi koala I have to make as store sample – but left the whole damned thing at home. I had my sock in my backpack though, so I had something to work on, but I felt a little self conscious working on it though, because I’m just learning socks, and I get frustrated because I’ll think to myself “If I were crocheting this, I’d be done already!”. But, I’m sure I’ll get to the point where I’m just as good. I was joking that no-one was allowed to look at me while I knit, and one of the girls who I really adore saw my sock and exclaimed “OH MY GOD YOU’RE KNITTING!?” She cracks me up. She working on some really neat socks using some self-striping yarn that makes a watermelon pattern. So cool. I shan’t post links until I’ve cleared that with her.

I’m really enjoying this sock though. I’ve not gotten to the heel yet, so it’s not like I’ve had to do any of the heavy lifting yet, but I’m digging it already. I’ve cast on two socks so far, one using Ranco Arucania on a magic loop and one using Noro Kureyon on DPNs. DPNs were kind of easier to begin with for me, because the magic loop took a bit of getting used to, but once I got going, the magic loop definitely took my fancy. I also tried with two circs, which I really liked too, except that one of the sets was an old, old Birch aluminum pair, and really wasn’t so nice to work with. I did buy a new circ cable because I found the shorter one a bit awkward, and the longer one definitely made a difference for the better.

I’ll post pics very shortly.