Let's see...yesterday, I knit my sweet Husband 1.5 pairs of socks. 1 Pair is FINISHED (even the toes are grafted closed!); the other, I'm at the heel of #2. Yes, I used the Sock Machine. No, the ribber still doesn't work. :sigh:
Still, almost 2 complete pairs of socks - not bad. It would have been more, but I spent 3 hours futzing with the blasted ribber (it worked on the 54 cylinder (for mine and the kids' socks), but I do his on the 72. For some reason, it does NOT like the 72). I finally gave up - it would knit fine, I'd add the ribber, it'd knit fine, I'd transfer the stitches...it would rib *1* round, then go all to hell. :sigh: I have...a very interesting tube. :lol:
I decided heck with it - I did 1 pair of socks with a mock rib cuff. The 2nd pair I simply knit with 1 out of 4 needles out. The mock rib cuff looks better - I think that's what he'll be getting from now on. The 2nd pair has small holes where I added the needles back....not large holes, and they're secure, they just look...a bit lace-y for a guy. HE likes them, and that's what counts.
Today, we will run to Home Depot and Wally-world, then I'll sit and crank out more socks. A couple more pairs for him, then I'll switch to the 54 and crank out some for the kids and me. My socks are all old (most of them are 7 years old now!) and starting to show it, so I need to replace them. The kids....well, they'll be getting tube socks. They're still growing. :grin:
This'll get rid of the cheap sock yarn, and make room for the "good" stuff I just bought.
Also, I think I'll do some yarn reviews...I've knit with enough sock yarns now, and worn the socks long enough, that I think I need to do this. It'll help me when I go to buy more yarn (you can never have enough socks! :lol:) It'll also be interesting to see how the CSM-made socks compare to handknits.