Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Two at a Time

What the bejezus is this mess? Am I just stupid? Do you people have this book? Can you knit two socks at one time? Because I can't. Just can't. Like, whipped the needles and yarn across the room can't. And I'm totally bummed because that book cost a lot of money! And so did the stupid 47 inch Addi Lace Needle that I had to buy to knit two socks on and that I will never use for anything else.

I tried for four hours at least to make a go of it. I even knit just the one sock at a time with the magic loop method. Which I could do, but seriously, all the pushing around stitches and pulling out cables just took too long to make it worthwhile. But when I would try for two at a time, I just ended up with twisted skeins of yarn, cables everywhere, and somehow I kept losing the little loop of cable you are supposed to have between the stitches on each sock.

I really want to learn how to do this. I don't want to give up. If any of you out there have mastered this technique and have any advice for me, please throw it over here. I need help! : )


Kristina B said...

Tracy, I wish I could be of assistance. However, I can't even figure out how to knit ONE sock! Sigh.

Best of luck!

Knit and fall back in it said...

I wish I could help you with this, but sadly I have a hard enough time with the one at a time method.

Gale said...

A 2-4 is a case of 24 beers.

Gale said...

Sorry - I should have mentioned that you say it "two four"

Holly Bee said...

Gale, I thought 2-4 the right way! Like when the 5-0 are after you!

As for the book...I have it, and I spied it at a fellow knitters house the other day.

I am still working out the logistics, it's not just you friend, it's those freaky, dirty 2 at a time sock knitters.