Time for Socktoberfest!
I was rooting around through a yarn drawer and found the above blue sock. I had started it as part of a pair of two-at-a-time socks ... and by two-at-a-time, I mean one pair of socks on 4 dpns, a la Anna Karenina. Or was it War and Peace? In any case, it's where you knit one inside the other, alternating skeins of yarn, purling the one on the inside and knitting the one on the outside. It was fun, but tedious, and once I figured out how to do it, I grew frustrated by how slowly it was going. And how worried I was I would cross a stitch and wind up with useless socks! I pulled them apart and will knit them one at a time.
So, to follow Socktoberfest, which is also a Ravelry group, I will finish both these pairs of socks. I set aside the pink one to finish the cowl. I am determined to finish them this month, though. And have two new pairs of socks for winter.
The Bohus sweater creeps along slowly ... I'm just not that into it right now, you know? I don't blame the Bohus. I tell it, "It's not you, it's me!" I just want to knit socks.
So I have a question for you sock knitters, and I hope you'll answer in the comments. Do you have problems with your heels wearing through quickly? Because I do, no matter what the yarn (fingering, worsted, wool, acrylic) the heel wears through. It's frustrating. I would blame my rough skin, but it happens to the socks I knit for friends, as well. What am I doing wrong?
Don't forget to visit Tamis Amis on Wednesday, for Work-in-Progress Wednesday!