Can I knit socks?So many knit-bloggers have posted pictures of their knitted socks.. and it's really tempting me. Unfortunately, I have a deadly dislike of dpn's. It's not that I can't do dpn's, I just don't like fiddling with so many needles at one time. I've been searching for sock knitting with the magic loop technique online, but haven't had luck finding step-by-step instructions for a long circular needle. Can anyone direct me to an available magic loop sock pattern ?
I managed to find some sock yarn on sale at the Yarn Garden, and bought the Regia 6-ply Crazy Color (05264) for $3 bucks a ball (I bought two). This is going to be my first attempt at knitting socks. Carolyn says that sock knitting is very addictive (exemplified by her growing collection of knitted socks in her blog), so I have to try it out. The intimidation of heel turning and gussets and insteps need to stop somewhere. And it stops here.
And of course, the yarn buying doesn't stop there. Some days, a girl just wants to buy yarn, ya know? I was totally going to *look* for yarn for either (a). the Apricot Jacket, (b). Orangina, (c) Tivoli-T or (d). Clapo-2, but no... saw these fabulous Baruffa Maratonas for sale at 50% off. Did I buy yarn for the above-mentioned potential projects? No, of course, not. I bought 15 balls of yarn w/o any projects in mind. Now, hm, good thing they're worsted weight. Because ya know what? My Amelia Earhart hat was gifted to a friend and that gives me an excuse to make myself another one, and I have been wanting a pair of armwarmers for myself (in July, no less) for the longest time. Bwa ha ha... Okay.. so that's like... 4 balls worth of yarn. The other 11, is... most likely.. for this.. or a new Clap. We'll see... the possibilities are quite endless.
Now I know I am not being adventurous with trying out new yarn, but I know Baruffa Maratona, and I am in love with it's softness and warmth. This is the same yarn that I used for my Bella Paquita, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Can't beat 100% Extrafine Merino baby.
Edit: Thanks for all the encouragements y'all. I did an extensive googling and found the following sites for knitting socks using one circular needle.
(4) A generic sock pattern by Wendy