Tuesday, 17 July 2012


I've got it bad. All I have wanted to do is knit and everytime I look on Ravelry I'm seeing more yummy knitting things and thinking about another project to cast on. As it is, I'm obssessed with sock knitting and seem to have caught the sock knitting bug. 

I made these lovely socks a while ago, remember? At the time I was doubtful about my sock knitting mojo and wondered if I'd ever be one of those knitters that is always knitting socks. Apparently the tipping point for me was learning how to knit two socks at a time. Now all I want to do is knit socks- no second sock syndrome for me! So not only do I have a serious case of castonitis, I also have the sock bug. 

No sooner had I got one pair of socks off the needles, then I cast on for another pair immediately. Emily had showed me a pair she made in her yarn, and I just had to have a pair for myself. She was knitting hers cuff down so I converted my version to toe up and am knitting a 3 by 1 rib across the whole sock with a cuff that is worked in a 1 by 1 twisted rib. I love them! For extra interest I'm using a contrasting heel and toe to the rest of the sock and I will share pictures when I finish them. 

What knitting bug have you caught lately?


  1. During the spring I couldn't stop casting on shawls ... this month, it's hats! Go figure.

  2. Cardigans! In fingering weight yarn! But lately I've been buying pairs of 100g skeins of fingering weight with the idea "oh I'll be able to knit knee-high socks if I buy 2 skeins!". Love knee-high socks - the pattern you used for your gorgeous brassica socks is great - I've just finished my second pair! And I love making them over-the-knee like you have - v snuggly!

  3. Socks. So many socks, I keep picking up yarn intending to make one thing, then ending up making socks instead. What can I say, my toes run cold. Very cold. :D