It's the last day of summer here in Oz, the weirdest, wettest, coolest summer that ever there was. The rain hasn't let up for over a day. And on this day, while I wanted to curl up under a blankie and clickety-click the hours away, I kept my knitting goals modest and achievable. Finish the cuff on the second Legwarmie, cast off, Zimmerman style, and weave in the ends. It took most of the day, amid kid-wrangling, but I managed it.
They haven't been blocked - note the aforementioned relentless rain. I experimented a little here, perhaps dangerous when knitting a pair of anything. The first was knit on DPNs, the second on a circular using the magic loop method. The verdict - absolutely the magic loop. Not only quicker and less fiddly, but one less vertical dip in the fabric where the needles change. Tell me, sock knitters out there, is this unavoidable? If so, how? Will it all come out with a wash and dry? Or are they there to stay?
My Stella was happy to model. "Look, socks, Mama," she said. Not quite, baby girl, but perhaps soon. I'm just warming up to that. In the meantime, I'll post these off to their chubby-legged recipient tomorrow and set to work casting on another pair, or three, for my girls. If that was summer, I fear what winter will bring. Better prepare.
Reading some copies of Mollie Makes that I finally got my hands on during recent trips to Sydney.
Ravelry notes for the Legwarmies here.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along, as usual.