|Fiesta Baby Boom|
Guilt finally got me knitting Mark's socks, but once I finished them, I knew I was bitten by the sock bug. I knit these socks toe-up as I admittedly am not a fan of kitchener, but I know I'll have to get over that if I want to knit more socks.
Feeling in the mood to be free wheeling, I didn't follow a pattern but rather incorporated different techniques as the sock developed. Okay, call me lazy -- I didn't knit proper short rows but used this method instead to turn the heel (and it worked beautifully). Yup, as the designer says no muss, no fuss.
The yarn did all the striping work and before I knew it, I was done ... and no second sock syndrome! With my mind completely overtaken with sock patterns, I was so delighted to listen to Knit Picks Kelly's recent interview with Frances Fisher, a soon-to-be 88 year-old knitter who has knit 200 pairs of socks (thats 400 socks, people) and is still knitting socks to this day. Oh, and guess what? She has never knit toe-up. Kitchener stitch, here I come.