TUSAL and Another Pair of Socks

I’m late again.  It seems like I’m always running behind lately.  I should have posted by Total Useless Stitch Along picture on the 18th, but it slipped my mind.  I meant to do it yesterday, but I gave blood in the morning, and had a bit of a rough afternoon.  (I really need to remember to take it easy after giving blood.)  I finally remembered tonight that I still needed to take a picture, and here it is.  (Sorry for the poor quality.  It is dark here, being the evening, and I just don’t have good lights for taking pictures.)

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You can see one the packages from the buttons I used for my Central Park Hoodie (which is all done, and which I will share in a couple of days) and some of the yarn, yarn from the annoying 2-at-a-time socks, a label from yet more yarn, and some floss from Once Upon a Tree.

And as the blog post title suggests, I have finished another pair of socks.  Finally, finally, the annoying 2-at-a-time socks I started back at the end of May are done.  The reason they took so long is that working with two balls of yarn with a toddler playing nearby is a feat in and of itself, let alone working on two circular needles.  And, honestly, I’m not a fan of working on two circular needles either.  I like my dpns.  So, these socks weren’t worked on as often as they should have been, and languished in the bottom of my knitting bag for quite a while.

Cabled Corn from Knitting Circles Around Socks

Cabled Corn from Knitting Circles Around Socks Knit with Cascade Fixation, colour Ivory

I did two repeats of the cuff pattern because I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough yarn. Turns out I could have easily done all three repeats, but I prefer shorter socks, so I’m happy overall.

My tension was very tight, so the fabric stretches a bit more than I would like when I am wearing them. (I got about 9 stitches per inch when the pattern calls for 7 stitches per inch.  And, for my narrow feet, about 8 stitches per inch probably would have been perfect.) I suspect this is partly due to the nature of Cascade Fixation, which is so elastic and hard to keep tensioned correctly.

So, yay, that is one more thing off my list of goals for this month.  And I now only have four projects on the needle.  It was three: the Lotus Blossom Shawl, a Christmas gift, and Tesla.  But as soon as I finished up with these socks, I cast on for one of Kris Knit’s Thanksgiving Dishcloths.  Autumn is just a couple of days away, and I would love to have a couple of fall cloths to welcome in the new season.

Lastly, for those of you who haven’t gotten a copy of Just Cross Stitch September/October 2009 issue, Erica of Erica’s Places is giving away a copy.  Pop on over to say “Hi!” and leave a comment before midnight on September 30th to be entered.  It is a great issue, with lots of Halloween designs.

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One Response to TUSAL and Another Pair of Socks

  1. Erica says:

    Another great pair of socks! I’m really going to have to start another pair and get over my heel-turning block…. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway plug too. 😉
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