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Summer of …. Sock Toe

beginning of sock toe

I so wanted to kick off Summer of Socks 2008 in high fashion while knitting by the pool on Saturday evening. But alas, we were all tired, and I had trouble getting started. Earlier in this evening, I cast on for about the 10th time my first pair of real socks. I don’t know why I have such a hard time getting started, but I can’t seem to do the toes until I’ve started at least half a dozen times. So this is all I have to show. Whoop-dee-do.

I recently bought a Namaste Cali Malibu bag in Hollywood Pink. But I also found a mini sewing kit that nearly matched. I don’t really sew at all, but it’s good to have an extra tape measure, scissors, buttons and thread on hand. It matches the bag, and is SOOO cute. For that reason alone, I had to have it. Shallow? Don’t answer that!

Here are two views, one with the kit closed and one with it open.

sewing kit closed

sewing kit open

3 responses to “Summer of …. Sock Toe”

  1. Deb Avatar

    I’ve been experimenting w/toe-up socks, too. Do you use 2-Cirs? Magic Loop? Or DPN’s? What’s your preferred method for casting on for the toe-up sock?


  2. cinders Avatar

    I havnt tried toe up socks yet. they’re on my long to do lsit. Like the namaste bag

  3. Arlene Avatar

    Is that a “Judy’s magic cast-on”? I love doing toe-ups. Hope you don’t have to cast-on many more times before you get to the interesting part of the sock.

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