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Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I have reached the toe shaping on the Eleanora socks, and I have to say, as much as I have enjoyed this pattern overall, this may well be my favorite part. The way the decreases are worked into the pattern is so elegant. The pattern retains its overall look while curving in towards the tip of the toe- I love it! I would so rather stay home and knit toes than go in to work. An original sentiment, I know.


Blogger Alyson said...

I cast mine on today. Never done a provisional cast-on before. I have a feeling these are going to be a challenging, screaming-and-tugging kind of way.


1:29 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

They might be the first pair of cuff-down socks I ever knit...

2:44 PM  
Blogger rene said...

alyson, I feel like such an enabler! Woo hoo! I can't wait to see pictures. They will be fun! Screaming is optional.

chris, I started out doing cuff down, then switched to toe up, and now I think I'm mixing it up pretty frequently.

And this was my first time ever to a)knit a facing, and b)continue a sock pattern all the way down the toe, so I definitely think this qualifies as a learning pattern. ;)

4:14 PM  
Blogger Alyson said...

Oh, let's not speak of my attempts at that cast-on. I got into one row above the cast-on and realized that something was amiss, so I had to frog. I have several problems right now:

1. I'd like to do the crochet chain cast on, but:
a. I'd have to give myself a wee tutorial because I don't know how to do that one;
b. I'm at work and don't have my knitting bag with me, so no crochet hook.

2. Instead, I tried one of the knitty tutorial cast-ons, which didn't go well because:
a. I only have my sock yarn with me, and doing a provisional cast-on with waste thread that's the same colour is a PAIN;
b. I screwed up and got confused while knitting.

I've decided to suck it up and start over when I get home. We shall see how it goes. I'll probably try the crochet one, since that seems pretty secure.

I won't lie to you - I seriously considered trying again using dental floss as waste yarn because I'm so anxious to get started.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Sandra D. said...

Yours is so pretty that I had to go buy that pattern. Now, let's see if I can just make it!! Gorgeous, work, Rene.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

YAY! I'm so glad you're enjoying it! I loved figuring out the toe decreases and working them. They were so much fun. Can't wait to see yours finished!

11:33 AM  
Blogger rene said...

miriam, I loved knitting them! Thanks for putting this pattern together. I love the whole thing, but I really was blown away by the thoughtfulness of the toes. :) (try saying that sentence to a non knitting friend!)

sandra d., thank you! I can't wait to see how you make them!

12:01 PM  

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