Saturday, April 28, 2007

And...fresh starts!

I dithered around trying to decide what to cast on last night, before deciding to stick with this one. I'm very excited about the sock it's going to become!
I'm also wondering why I spent the last month or so continuing to mess around with the figure-8 cast on that always results in the cast-n stitches bagging out (at least for me it does) when I had found and noted, but not tried, this genius tutorial, which is amazingly wonderful! (Don't mention it to Sweetie, or he'll get started on the "Of course it's wonderful, it's Turkish!" thing again.)

The Santa Fe sock is doing alright too - it has significant spiraling stripes in this incarnation, but there's no way I'm ripping again. It's currently stalled because I want to weigh the yarn before continuing - did I mention that skein, which was supposed to be 100g, was only 85?


yusuf said...

That's right. That's what reality is. If it's Turkish It's always wonderful. No question about it. Although it's hard to face the facts, you cannot escape from them.
Turkish boy

Knit Nurse said...

I like the look of the Turkish method, I'm going to give it a try. I never managed to click with the 'magic' toe-up cast on.

Teal said...

Which yarn are you using for the new cotton sock?

Debi said...

Thanks for the compliments...genius huh? :)

Jakki said...

I've yet to try toe up socks. But, I read through the Turkish Cast On directions and I think I could follow them OK. Thanks for sharing the link.

Hilary said...

Yep, that was Fire on the Mountain on my blog - I can't wait to use it!
Is this Regia cotton you're using here? How is that working for you, and did you have to adjust your pattern for the cotton? I started a sock in one of their cotton blends last summer and it came out teeny tiny ... the yarn is still staring at me waiting for me to try again.
You have many gorgeous socks going on here!