I’ve given up already. I do not like toe up patterns. I do not like this yarn. I’ve already made one pair of socks using it and I thought bad words while making it but I used size 1 needles. They don’t feel as scratchy on my feet as they do to my hands when I’m knitting. The yarn is 75% wool/25% nylon but I think it’s the same wool they use for Brillo pads! I know . . Brillo pads are not made of real wool . . are they?
I’ve switched back to my plain jane Classic Socks for the Family pattern that I love. I’m using size 3 needles. If I think bad words, I will not say them and I will hurry up and finish and be done with these. And then . . I’ll just have one more skein of this yarn to use and if I’m lucky, it’s lost!
I’m on my second pair of socks – sticking with a fairly simple pattern on size 3 DPNs. I have a pattern for toe-up socks that I plan to try some day soon. I found instructions for ‘Judy’s magic cast on’ for toe up socks and thought I’d give it a try.
Thursday or Friday I’m heading for the Loopy Ewe to get some more yarn. Right now I’m spending more time on socks than on quilts.
How about donating the unloved yarn on Ravelry for Haiti? I don’t know the link, but there is a group doing something along those lines.
I LOVE TOE UP PATTERNS! I like them because I can try on my socks as I go! LOL!
Now, back to my toe up socks – two at a time on 2 size 0 circulars needles. It’s going to take me FOREVER to finish these.
Lizzy Hentze says
I don’t understand the title of the post! Is this a family joke or is there a story about ‘Uncle” that I don’t know (quite possibly) but I am even more confused than normal!
I’ve only knitted one pair of socks, and I did them toe up on dpn’s. they turned out well (if a little short, I got too excited about finishing) and intend to have another try at some from the top down to see which I prefer.