I seem to just want to knit socks at the moment. I’ve spent hours on Ravelry over the past few days just scouring the sock patterns and I’ve found a few that I want to try out. I can’t wait! I love wearing handmade socks. I think the next up is Charade from I May Be Knitting A Ranch House (what a great name for a blog, by the way).

I just finished a pair of worsted weight socks using the Cable Twist Sock pattern from Hello Yarn. I really liked the pattern and the socks are comfortable and fit well. I used some Easy Knit 100% Mercerised Wool from Wal-mart in Avo Green. I was really surprised with how soft this yarn was, considering it was from Wal-mart. I’m very impressed and I’d buy it again.

Anywho, onto the socks:

This was my first attempt using the magic  loop method and I can certainly see why so many people love it. I do prefer dpns but if I need to take some knitting while travelling, I would probably make a sock using magic loop. It’s easier to try the sock on, you don’t lose your needles and it’s better for travelling projects. It was a bit tricky to hold the needles in the right places at the beginning but I soon got used to it and it was fine.