Thursday, November 6, 2008

A First...

a first

After 36 pairs of socks, my first toe-up sock. I loved Neuroknitter's and Tiennie's Anastasia Socks so much that I just had to cast on. I wound the yarn. Got the pattern out. All ready to go and then I realized they were toe-up (but why? I thought). I stared at the pattern for awhile, then went to find my notes on Judy's magic cast-on that I learned at camp, and well.....look at that pretty toe!

Happy almost Friday!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

27 comments:

KnittingKnirvana said...

You are a natural!!

Zonda said...

Woohoo! Toe up for you! So proud! Looks good!

Brena said...

Nice toe! I've done a couple of toe-up socks and it's nice to know both techniques although I still prefer top down!

Neuroknitter said...

Yippy skippy!!! Your first toe-up sock! What a beautiful toe, and what gorgeous socks those are going to be!!!

Yvonne said...

Great job on the toe! Now that I've learned how to do heel flaps upside down, I'm appreciating toe up more :)

Bezzie said...

I've yet to do a toe-up...no pretty toe can convince me! Muhahahhahahah! ;-)

kasiaiscarly said...

I love toe up :) Though I attempted my first to up as the Anastasia socks but with the crochet cast on the pattern calls for and after what felt like a billion tries I gave up. Then I found other ways to start toes! :)

Disco said...

Awesome, not a kitchener stitch in sight :0) That's pretty yarn too - you know I like the greens :0)

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

See, not hard! Not my favorite way to go, but to use a boss' favorite phrase, "it's got value." ;)

Rani said...

It's lovely! I will wait to hear what you think of the toe-up version. It seems so popular. I've tried it, but I'm not sold, yet.

Pretty pretty yarn!

Turtle said...

looks good! i am still not entirely sold on toe up yet, but then it may just be that "teaching an old dog a new trick" addage! smile

chemgrrl said...

Pretty!

I actually like knitting toe up, but simply because for a while I feel like I'm knitting a whole person, starting at the foot. :)

cpurl17 said...

Good luck! Sould be a breeze for you!

Jo said...

Lovely :) I still haven't learned how to do a toe-up yet.

Scrabblequeen said...

My toe-up efforts haven't been as successful as yours. You GO girl! Looks like a nice match of yarn and pattern there, too.

Sam said...

I love that cast on! Way to be brave, you did a fanstatic job.

Katie said...

I got really excited because I thought it was the football yarn I gave you at Christmas last year, but it isn't...now I am sad

pdxknitterati said...

That's a beautiful toe, and the colors in the yarn are great, too.

I've made one toe-up sock. Never finished. Wanted to learn Judy's Magic Cast On, and I did. But I'm still a top-down gal. Kinda the way I run my household, too!

weezalana said...

Wow, that looks great! Isn't the magic cast on just dreamy? When I do toe-ups (which isn't all that often), that's the one I use, too!

Virtuous said...

I won't even tell you how long the pattern has been printed, yarn has been wound in balls, and I have been planning to knit these! LOL ;op

Yours are looking good!

She Knits Socks said...

That's a great toe. Maybe I can get up the nerve to try toe-up!

Nell said...

That IS a great toe!

turtlegirl76 said...

You've never gone toe-up? I had no idea! You're gonna love it!

Anne said...

I love the colors in that - and for a first toe up, that's some seriously nice looking knitting! My first toe was disastrous :o

cupcakefaerie said...

Yay! You're no longer a sock knitting toe-up virgin :) Looks great! Yarnissima next?

Knitting Kris said...

I knit my first sock toe up last week too! I made the bind-off too tight (and I was going for loose). Shoot. Let me know how you are binding off! :)

PS - very nice toe!

tiennie said...

Hooray for your first toe-up pair!! Lovely lovely colorway that you chose for yours! Thanks for the nice words on mine. :)

ShareThis