Sunday, September 2, 2007

Tofutsie Up!

I can now add Magic Cast-on and Toe Up socks to my resume. Sure, I'm a long way from complete, but there's a little toe and foot for ya. I don't know why all the photos of this August limited edition Tofutsies makes it look all sage and pink, because the toe is much more accurate; it looks like a hodge-podge of summer colors with yellow, orange, a Caribbean blue, and a little black for contrast I guess. The photo of the yarn is much more accurate. It took some dry runs, but I got the hang of the Magic Cast-on soon enough, and my M1s up the toe turned out better than I could have hoped. I think I might like toe-up better, but we'll wait and see how the heel goes first.

See the little divot/dimple/crimp on the needle to the left front? That's what will keep me from using these Susan Bates Quicksilver circs again. The point is fine, the surface is fine, but that dimpled join is a bear, as is the odd, gentle bend in the needle just above the join. I've also decided that I really prefer the 16" length for socks, so I'll be ordering more Knitpicks when I get a chance. Right now, I need to head to the fire house for dinner and a membership committee meeting. I'm taking my sock with me. Summer Daze, an exclusive pattern available only with the limited edition colorway, was easy to memorize, so I won't need to bring the paper along.
Anyone else getting some long weekend knitting done? I'll work on the laundry when I get home...

10 comments:

Devonshire said...

Jealous....those are looking great!!!love the color too.

Sue J. said...

Good for you! I have yet to attempt toe up, magic cast on. I'll get there eventually. Love the Tofutsie color.

Wendy said...

I've done toe up before and wasn't all that thrilled with the look of the toe... but yours look so much better. I've been wanting to try the magic cast on with 2 needles too. But I'm so comfortable with my 5 dpns... go figure.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Yes, I'm getting weekend knitting done, but I already did the laundry yesterday. We're working opposite of each other!

Scrabblequeen said...

I too haven't really been excited about toe-up. Hope it works for you, which, so far, looks fab.

Virtuous said...

Wow some nice progress going on there! I really like the pattern on the foot and I LOVE toe-up!!! From my limited sock experience :op LOL

So are you doing these are o 2 circs? I thought you didn't like doing that??

Well YES! I have been doing all day marathon knitting and I will be sure to show you on what over on my blog soon! :op

Surviving said...

I like that pattern and the color of the yarn.

Anne said...

VERY nice dear. Your toe is perfection, and the colors in the yarn are very pretty - I like the pattern, as well. I've never liked that particular brand of needle much either, though I can see at least testing it out for 2 circs - not a great magic loop brand for me though.

Nichole said...

LOVE the color... how do you like knitting with it? Is it rough on the hands?

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

very nice colorway, Chan! They'll be beautiful when finished!