Posing on Holly bushes....
Of course the toe pic!
Since the bottom toe was cast on a year ago and the tail woven in, I had to gestimate to start the top one. Not too bad....
My newest bind off...
Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off (Youtube link) to be known as JSSBO (knitty link), much easier to say...let alone do! There is also a cast on...will be using that for the next pair of cuff downs too.
I've seen a few others use it and thought..hey, although I don't mind the kitchner bind off, with a 3 x 1 rib, I knew the K-bind off wouldn't work for this pair. I researched to see if you had to have a 2 x 2 or 1 x 1 rib to do the JSSBO, didn't see anything and thought...what the hay...worst case scenario, I'd have to pull it out and do over. Not like that doesn't happen at least 2 times when I do a sewn bind off.
I just love this bind off. The only thing that makes it a bit slow for me is remembering which way I do a YO...yes, them damn YO's, a bain of mine in whatever I'm doing... It is so stretchy and fits well. I look forward to trying this bind off on something other than socks too.
My own sock recipe (see Cristi...I can knit without a pattern...sorta ;)!!)
Toe up, afterthought heel (the only one to use on self striping IMHO), 3 x 1 rib, JSSBO
Started: May 2008---These were car socks for a long while... Sock 1 has had many a different needle used. All done magic looped but I tried those square circs...ugh!! I really liked the needle, it was the cable that made it so hard to move along and knit. Then I went to my Inox, then to my beloved HiyaHiya's...
Finished: Sock 2 started November 23rd and both finished November 29th.
sKNITches Syncopation in Loopy's Red Socks (limited LE colorway, not sure if it is still available)
2.5mm circular, magic looped
Very soft yarn. After soaking, even softer. I have about 1.6 oz left as I only knit 4.5" of cuff. Great yardage in this skein, you may see a pair of footies someday.
1 week for a sock is a record for me. Hubby was recovering from gall bladder surgery, so I had lots of down time