OMG — I finally finished my first toe-up, 2-at-a-time socks:

They’re made from the Socks That Rock lightweight that I bought at Stitches West.  I used the Knitting More Circles Around Socks book.  While I love the two-at-a-time-on-two-circulars method, the toe-up technique was not my favorite.  There’s something about having to finish the pair by inching UP the leg that made the project seem sort of endless.  (In contrast, when you start with the leg and make it down, you think, “All I have left are the feet!” and that seems to go quickly in comparison.)  And even though you can try the socks on as you go, somehow the foot section came out slightly big on me.  That said, I have yarn for another pair of socks and I may give the toe-up technique another try at some point.  In the meantime, I am glad to be DONE because those seemed like they took forever.  Have you ever thought about how many stitches comprise a pair of socks?!?!?  As much of a slog as these were, I love, love, love wearing them so it’s a good reminder that knitting socks is worth it.  But I don’t really know why many people think they’re the greatest “quick knit” project.

In other news, I’m probably 2/3 done with my mother-in-law’s scarf.  I’m thinking that then I’ll turn to a toy or two.  I’m in a toy mood.

Also, a quick thanks to my loyal reader Diana, a designing mentor of mine, who — unsolicited — posted about my Jake hat on her blog.  🙂