Sunday, July 23, 2006
Carmel Surf Socks - Leg and Leg start
Once I had the Irish Hiking Scarf done and blocking, I spent the rest of Saturday afternoon working on the new socks. These are made from Regia Surf (which is a wool/cotton/poly blend). Named them Carmel - a play on the Carmel CA beach and the colors of the yarn. So much more fun than "Farbe 5420", don't you think?
The leg of sock #1 is at 5 inches and ready to start the heel flap. Sock #2 is cast on, and about an inch done. I was very careful with the repeat start when I divided the 100 gm ball and so far the two socks are identical. I've already finished off the start ends (hence the stitch markers). I really dislike the way that the starting yarn flops around and gets tangled up in the dpns, so I usually grab a needle and weave it in as soon as I practically can.
Oh, and the point count on the Widow's Shawl is now 65. At 70-73, I will turn the last corner.