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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Knitting Notes

The first Tilting Cables sock is done. I've definitely been enjoying this pattern. It's got a really, really long pattern repeat (like I think three total in the whole sock), which I definitely enjoy. The cables also got a lot easier the further I got into the sock.

The Happy Feet yarn isn't bad, but I'm not sure I'll be in a hurry to knit with it again. It has a slight stiffness to it that I don't always enjoy working with.

I've also been plugging away at the Paul Atwell sock. Since this I took this picture this morning, I've now gotten through the gusset, and am ready to start the main part of the foot.

Working on these socks together has definitely illustrated my preference for longer pattern repeats. I found it much easier to plug away for longer periods of time on the Tilted Cables sock, but found myself fighting against giving up after no more than three patterns repeats on the Paul Atwell socks. With four rows to a repeat, that doesn't cover a lot of ground. I've decided not to cast on the second Tilting Cables sock until I've finished both pair of Christmas socks I'm doing this year. Otherwise, I feel the temptation may be too great, and I'll slack on the ones I need to get done.

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