So what do I do? I’m thinking of starting the second stocking, with the second ball of yarn, and adding a wedge-shaped inset of stocking stitch, or just increasing the number of stitches before turning the heel. Hrm.
The Future BIL has decided he would like cream kilt hose for the wedding. I think I’ll be picking up the yarn and needles this weekend or next week. I’m excited to start. He’s coming over tonight, so I’ll measure his foot and all, and get the hose designed this week. My plan originally was to knit the foot toe-up in the round, then flat after turning the heel. I’m thinking now that that is a silly way to knit them (and why add a seam if I can avoid it?) so I think I’ll just knit them in the round. Thing is, I want to ensure they are EXACTLY the same, so my plan is to knit them on two needles, at the same time. I’ve never used magic loop, and I’ve never knit two socks on two needles concurrently. I anticipate a little confusion to start, but I think it will work out in the long run. After all, I have the entire foot to get used to the method of knitting, and the foot is just simple ribbing. It’s the leg that gets interesting!
Ooohh, wish me luck. I may have bitten off more than I can comfortably chew, and I have a very small mouth!
Insert segue here (I’ve got nothing): chow mein! Yummm! I love cooking broccoli; it goes from that dusty, sagey colour to vibrant green in just a moment. Onions and red peppers, some garlic, veggie stock, and some rice flour to thicken, serve over wheat noodles. Mmmmm..!