Saturday Night's Alright (for Knitting)
Saturday night's alright alright, especially when I'm home alone with a knitting challenge to master. Sock Innovation has brought back the sock addiction with a vengeance.
Using Anni's yarn I won from Sockamania for Angee inspired me to try and be a better Sockamaniac and actually join in. It's nearly a year since my last which won me the pretty green yarn. This month it's a beautiful toe-up pattern - Lazy Leaves.I've never embraced toe-up socks, my short row toes from a crochet provisional cast-on have never lived up to the toes done top down, but I don't want to miss out on (or have to rework) toe-up patterns. So, with a quiet evening to spend as I chose, I thought I'd try and best an old foe. Judy's Magic Cast-on. This time with Cat Bordhi on my side:
I did it:Hurrah for the power of the knitternet! Seeing a demonstration of this technique and being able to follow the hand movements made the world of difference. When this clicks it is very straightforward but I remember getting so frustrated trying to follow the written instructions and pictures. I think tutorial videos are the best teaching aid - I went back and watched the exact bits I wanted to see over and over - a real live teacher would have passed out with boredom! They would have been proud of my finished toe though:So neat and tidy -even the inside :o)
So glad you worked out Judy's MCO - I just love it (although of course I do have to look at the instructions every time I do it!!)
If it wasn't for video tutorials I would have given up sock knitting ages ago!
That's some pretty yarn there, lovely colours!
I'll have to investigate this technique myself 'one day'!