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Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas morning, if only for another hour. There’s family, and food, and even snow.


And the boxer, of course.

I’m looking out the window at the snow, with a mug of coffee and some knitting.


One sock on double-points, one pair of socks on two circular needles. I wanted to learn something new and that sounded entertaining. It took me a couple of tries to get everything going the right direction (mostly my brain, I think I did it right the first time but understood it wrong). Now it’s kind of fun, but I’m not sure yet if the entertainment factor will survive turning the heel.

Later there will be the now-traditional crabcakes, and a long walk in the snow with the dogs. I hope your holiday morning, if this is a holiday for you, is as pleasant, and if not that you’re having a relaxed and quiet Tuesday.

Unlike the dogs.


2 Comments on “Merry Christmas”

  1. #1 Tami
    on Dec 26th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Doing the heel turn on 2 circs isn’t that difficult. A little fiddly at first, but not difficult. After you have picked up the left sides stitches, continue knitting until you’re half way through the front of the sock on one set of the circulars. Drop that and continue knitting with the second circ and pick up your right side heel stitches and then knit to the halfway point of the heel stitches and switch back to the previous circ. You should now have each half of the sock on one circ each. Or in dpn thought circ 1 = dpn 1&2 and circ 2 = dpn 3&4.

    I really don’t mind knitting on dpns, but have really grown to love doing socks on 2 circs. Your circs shouldn’t be larger than 24 inches or you will hate it!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. #2 Phiala
    on Dec 26th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks, Tami. I understand that part, but I’m doing two socks at once on two circs. I’m more worried about not getting them inextricably tangled!