I started a pair of socks for my mom since she asked me to knit her a pair right after the beginning of the year. Recently, when I was able to load some money on the prepaid credit card, I ordered some Essential sock yarn from KnitPicks in Glacial and some circular needles and got started on them last week when my order came in.
While I was waiting for the order, I started browsing the sock patterns at Knitting Pattern Central and found a new one added called Tadpole Socks
Considering this is my mother, and I'm determined to get her the socks (thank goodness she didn't want them right then and there ;)) I decided the best way to overcome SSS was to knit both socks at the same time on two circular needles. I think, for me, this will be the best method for making a pair of socks and the pattern lends itself well to this method since you're knitting the lace pattern on half the stitches.
So, hopefully I'll be able to post that the socks are finished in the near future and post a picture as proof. I'm a little more than halfway down the leg now.
Oh, and I absolutely love Essential sock yarn-not only because it's so reasonably priced, but also because it's so cushy soft. I'm going to get more for me as soon as I can load up about $60 more on the prepaid credit card.
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