Lornas Laces Sock Completion
I completed the Lorna's Laces Sock I started in mid-May.This is the first pair of handknit socks for my husband and it's proving a bit more difficult knitting larger socks, but I've enjoyed it. Lorna's Laces is probably my favorite sock yarn to knit with thus far. (Yes, even more enjoyable to knit than Trekking XXL). I'm curious to see how it washes and wears.
With each sock I knit, I catch on to things that a lot of you probably already take for granted, but I have had to learn them for myself - like slipping stitches purlwise when you redistribute stitches among the working needles. Several months ago, I learned that you slip purlwise whenever you are transferring stitches that you aren't going to work with later. My first traditional heel flap didn't turn out correctly due to the fact that I didn't understand at the time when you knit, slip, knit, slip, etc. that you are slipping purlwise each time.
I'm always delighted and amazed when I finish a sock and I can't imagine ever tiring of knitting them. Did you know that you can also just "start" a sock without worrying about swatching? It's such a small number of stitches, it's no trouble to rip and start over if you don't like the results. Nancy Bush says so.