Thursday, November 3, 2011

Actual knitting content

Not much has been accomplished on the knitting front lately. Other than a test-knit for a friend (and I don't know if I'm allowed to show it or not. I'll wait for the go-ahead from her, then I'll be pleased to show off a wonderful pattern!), the needles have been pretty quiet.
I do have another project underway which I can show. (And I had to finish a pair of socks that I'd started last year, in order to free up the needles.) (And, duh... it occurs to me that I should probably take a picture. I'll get on that. Soon.)
This started out as a Crimbo present for Madman, but I realized there was no way I would get them done in time without knitting them under his nose. So I've decided they're going to be an Ice-fishing present, instead. Ice-fishing presents don't have to be secret.
Here's a shot of the knitting in progress:

And I'll just flip the bottom up so you can see the inside:


Yeah. Double-knitting. Socks, to be exact. Because I'm clearly not crazy enough.
I'm going to be designing this pattern as I go. Madman needs really warm socks - and what could be warmer than double-knitting? And I need to knit socks for him (cuz, you know, love and all that), but he's always been resistant to hand-knit socks because the purl bumps bother the bottoms of his feet. Double-knitting = no purl bumps. Win-win, right?
Well, except for the crazy part...

9 comments:

Erika said...

Double-knit socks? THAT IS LOVE.

I don't know if I would want a double-knit sock bottom, it seems like it might roll around when you walk. Or maybe it would just be like wearing 2 socks, which works fine.

I do know that it's pretty easy to just knit the sole of a sock in "reverse stockinette" if it comes down to it!

kmkat said...

I want to see how you do the gusset and turn the heel. My brain hurts just thinking about it.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Definitely crazy - but they look great!

Dorothy said...

Well, if this doesn't prove your love, nothing does. I too will be watching how you do the gusset and heel!

collegeknitting said...

Wow- that's love. They're going to look wonderful, and the plus to knitting them under his nose is that he'll understand the crazy amount of work you put into them!

Joansie said...

Looks great! I was thinking of you this week as I want to get back to Selbuvotter mittens. Knit any lately?

quantumtea said...

Pics of the test knit are absolutely allowed! I'm sorry, I've been remiss about getting this one to market. Glad you liked them though!

Cookie said...

What a great idea! I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out. I have a pair of machine-made double knit socks and LOVE how warm they are.

Bullwinkle said...

/head shaking ... the purl bumps? really? delicate feet. And he ice fishes. How does that work? ...double knit socks? really? she is nuts. or a really really good knitter. and Madman is very lucky. not showing this to Dude.../

That is gorgeous (if a bit insane);) I want to see you turn the heel too.