Friday, 13 April 2012

2 at a time Socks

As I mentioned on Wednesday, I finished my 2 at a time socks *grins* Doing them 2 at a time was much easier than I expected, and I love that I have a finished pair straight away - no second sock syndrome!


Apart from the very first pair of socks I made (when I knitted obsessively on them until they were done) these are the quickest socks I've ever completed.

The picture below is a more accurate representation of the colour - so thank you to everyone who said they'd be too girly for my brother, meaning I had to make them my own *laughs*


The purple and greeny-teal colours, combined with some strange splotchy pooling, means that I have dubbed these my "Toxic Swamp Socks" ;) This is not a bad thing, I like the toxic swamp effect!

So, I have a new pair of socks, which is always exciting, the needles are now free for more, and I have lots of sock yarn I want to use... But, I should probably cast on for my brother this time, he has been waiting patiently and I have just kept the socks that I had started to make for him. Although, boyfriend does still have a sock languishing too. Perhaps I should finish those before casting on for more socks for me *laughs*

Anyway, enough of my jabbering, it's Friday, so you know what to do... Visit Tami'sNatural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder. Have a great weekend  

31 comments:

  1. Hurray for socks! I quite like the toxic swamp pooling effect. Variegated yarns always surprise.

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  2. Toxic Swamp! I love it!!!! They are great and I'm going to have to try 2 at a time next!

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  3. 2 at a time is the way to go. You will never return to solitary socks now. It is much better to finish both at once and stick them straight on your feet.

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  4. Hooray for you!
    I am too scared to try two at a time. I can just see the yarn tangling now. Isn't it amazing to see the difference in color depending on the lighting. It's like you knitted two different pair of socks. They look great!

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  5. Your socks are wonderful and how clever to knit them 2 at a time, I must learn how to do this.

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  6. You're going to have socks coming out of your ears at this rate! The socks look great, and two at a time always looks so cool. No second sock syndrome sounds like a winning formula :)

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  7. wow loving the colors. I have got to learn how to make socks.

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  8. They look great, I lobe how vibrant the colours are.

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  9. You've inspired me! I need to try two-at-a-time too! The idea of having both suddenly done at once is intoxicating!

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  10. Nice job! I like the idea of two at a time as well, but I think I need to try with a simple pair first... but first I need to finish my Challah socks. ;-)

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  11. Great socks and name :)

    When I grow up, I'm going to make 2 @ time socks just like you :)

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  12. Ooh I need to try two socks at once..maybe it would stop me giving up or knitting two different sized ones! They look fab!

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  13. The socks look great! How long did it take you to complete the last pair?

    I'll probably start making socks when summer hits. That should give me plenty of time to make enough for the winter.

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  14. Such beautiful socks. I love two-at-a-time also, except for the tangles that happen here and there. Happy Friday !

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  15. Your socks are beautiful! Two at a time is amazing. I don't know if I could do that.

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  16. I love the first pair! And the pooling is interesting on the second one.

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  17. Two-at-a-time socks are definitely the best way to knit socks, I totally agree that it really helps to prevent second sock syndrome. Isn't also such a blast to turn the heel with that method too? The poor men in your life, having to go sockless.

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  18. Two at a time sounds amazing, as I don't think i'd like having to make one after the other.

    I don't think the socks are too girly, as guys wear lots of feminine colours these days :)

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  19. I like the Toxic Swamp effect, too---the bit-odd pooling is pretty! I'm glad you get to keep this pair, they look all snuggly-happy on your feet. :)

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  20. These are great! I think you were wise not to gift them to your brother.

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  21. Yay! Love the toxic swamp pooling.

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  22. Oh the sock choices. I may have to try two at a time soon. Still just getting used to the process but I love the Toxic swamp ones above!

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  23. Lovely socks, the name is great :D

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  24. I love them! And the name "Toxic Swamp."

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  25. Isn't 2 at a time awesome!? I loved having both socks done at the same time. Toxic swamp socks - LOL!

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  26. They are great! I haven't gotten through one pair of socks to start the 2 at a time method. I think it'll be a better method for me though.

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  27. Great socks...eventually I'll try two at a time...think I have a book about it.....Love the Toxic Swamp socks...I'm on a sock roll right now too

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  28. They're fab. I've got a book of 2 at a time, but I'm too scared to try. Was it easy? Did you need 2 balls of wool.

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