I need an editor or something, seriously. What I meant
and was too lazy to write, I admit it was:
I am going to write a tutorial on how to cast on for 2 socks on 2 circulars (in my case, two 22″ addi US 1’s) using a Clover US3 mini-circular (8″):
- I cast on the required stitches for one sock on the mini-circ.
- The stitches for a single sock are joined in a circle (an extra stitch is cast on and slipped over the first stitch to join) whilst still on the mini-circ and then transfered to the 2 longer (but smaller in diameter) circulars.
- I repeat step 2, to get two socks cast on in the same direction on the two circ needles – something which is reallyreally hard to do otherwise w/o stretching out the stitches (trust me, I’ve tried), even if you use DPN’s. And, since I’m using a US 3 for the CO edge, I can go as small as 6″ around on the US1’s once I start knitting. The larger needle also provides for a stretchy and elastic cuff, without having to worry about using two needles together or CO 2x as many stitches as needed and K2tog across the first row.
- Then, the knitting commences. Should I explain that in the tutorial? I don’t want to be a dork. Ha, I am a dork. But, doing the heels on both gets a bit tricky. Otherwise, the knitting goes fairly easily. And, it all matches up :D
Does anyone want to volunteer to edit my tutorial? I have a feeling that I’m gonna need the help… Okay, I am such a dork.
Oh! I am almost done with the most boring socks ever knitted and I just need to do the i-cord on Mum’s b-day shawl (yeah, yeah, two weeks late, I know…) and then I’ll have two FO’s!
And the season finale of Eureka was so sad! Well, bittersweet. I almost/nearly cried. To be honest, tho, I haven’t cried over a TV show since Buffy died. How lame am I? Oy.