A nurse who knits…

May 21, 2008

On my toes with Icarus….

Filed under: Knitting — yarnnut @ 1:35 am
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I’ve been quite prolific this past week. As you already know, I’ve frogged Icarus and began the daunting task of re-knitting it. I’m almost back to the point where I ripped it. Here’s a progress pic:)Icarus redo

Of course, I was getting bored with it. So last week I started CROCHETING!!! I couldn’t believe it. Now, I’ve been known to pick up a crochet hook but it’s been about a year since I’ve done that. But when I was at the sale at Bonita Knitting last week and saw a sample of the Fat Bottom Bag from the Happy Hooker made of Berroco Suede, I couldn’t help myself. I started crocheting away and was done by Wednesday of last week. I should have taken a picture of it but it’s at my Aunt’s house right now. She’s sewing a lining in and putting the handles on for me. How lucky am I to have her here doing my finishing! But unfortunately, she’s just here visiting. I’ll have to give her everything I have to finish:)

But… I digress. Back to the “On the toes” part of my title. I finally figured out how to cast on for Toe Up Socks. I had to start over a few times but it looks good now. The second sock will probably be even better. I used the Eastern cast on method and 2×2 ribbing. I am loosely following Ann Budd’s guide for toe up socks in the Summer 2007 Interweave Knits. Go check it out if you’re having trouble with Toe up socks. If you have questions, let me know. I might be able to help. I was sooo elated once I got past the toe part. here’s a pic for you to see my progress. It’s knit out of On Your Toes bamboo from The Grove.
Toe up socks
Until next time:)



  1. Great progress! I’m glad the second time around, it’s working out much better. I’ve only done one toe-up sock (yup, not a pair, but one….lol) and it was a nice technique.

    Comment by Knitters Delight — May 22, 2008 @ 8:38 pm | Reply

  2. I confess to never yet having done a toe-up sock. You’re way ahead of me.

    Comment by AlisonH — May 26, 2008 @ 5:26 am | Reply

  3. ooooh Icarus and crochet! Can’t wait to see the finished bag!

    Comment by The Kelly Green Rogue — May 27, 2008 @ 1:04 am | Reply

  4. You’ve done wonderfully well. Yippie! I’m glad that you are happy with Icarus now and the rest is behind you at this point. Happy Knitting!

    Comment by lella — May 29, 2008 @ 5:43 am | Reply

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