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The Toe-up Tigers Are Done!

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The Toe-Up Tigers Are Done!

I finished them late last night while watching a movie on the TV machine. These were my first ever toe-up socks and the first pair I knitted simultaneously. I really enjoyed this method–no second sock syndrome! Instead of making two separate balls of yarn, I just pulled the yarn from the inside for one sock and the outside for the other. Once I got the hang of keeping the strands separate, it all went smoothly.

Stitch pattern: 5×1 rib
Yarn: Opal Rainforest
Colorway: Tiger (can’t you tell?)
Needles: 2 mm

Even thought I have some really amazing sock yarn in my stash I think I’m going to take a break from knitting only socks for now. I’m not sure what to cast on next, however. Either this or this. Or maybe this.

Oh, that reminds me. Isaac, who back in February decided he’d wanted to be a bat for Halloween, told me yesterday that he’d changed his mind and now wants to be a dragon. Luckily, he has a dragon costume already. Also, if he is going to change is mind every 5 minutes, he’s going to have to settle for something NOT knitted (hah).

6 thoughts on “The Toe-up Tigers Are Done!

  1. Jen,
    Very cute socks and cleaver writing. Love your title, Knitting Interrupted.

  2. Was it a tiny tick?
    The latest treatment for ticks is two doxycycline capsules–twelve hours apart–only two. No need to get a Lyme’s test or worry about it. Harvard Medical School. Must take med. close to the time of the tick sighting. I don’t think it works if you wait too long.

    Tick Dectective

  3. Those look great! How was it, knitting two at once? Did it feel slow, or ultimately faster because they were done together?

    Totally second you on the knitted costume thing… Bat wings are a big project. Can’t take the hot and cold of a 5 year old’s desires. :D

  4. Nice work on the two at once! It’s the only way, I think. I love how the tiger pattern almost matches, but not quite – like real tiger stripes. :)

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