Whatever. So I'm not exactly partying tonight.
At any rate, here is my latest execution of A Simple Sock - the socks we're making in our current knit along. (Note: the ones photoed in the KAL are a totally different pair. I can't stop knitting!):
|I think we can safely call this my last finished object of 2013...|
I am very happy for 2 reasons:
- Opting to go down a needle size and to work K2P1 rib (both a departure from the norm) produced a nice, firm cuff - that's something I strive to achieve.
- I was able to knit the majority of this pair of socks using my recently acquired ability to do the flicking method. I'm not super fast by any means, but I'm getting more natural at it - and it's really easy cuz I barely have to move any part of my hands or arms. More to the point, I am now able to create an evenly-tensioned fabric, no mean feat! I'd say that this method produces stitches about 20-30% tighter than my other method. It leans to the tight side, IMO, but I'm not exerting any extra effort. It's just the nature of my actions in this style.
And with that, there's a pint of Hagen Dazs waiting on me...