WIP Wednesday: So Fast It's Love

I have not worked on the second sleeve for the Salem Hooded Jacket at all this week.  It's a combination of second sleeve syndrom and that crazy mad dash trip involving 20+ hours in the car this weekend.  So instead I knit an entire sock in four days (Very fast for me. I'm not really a sock knitter).

I made my mom take a picture of me and the sock in the snow on the way home.   I'm weird like that.
This is the Lace and Cable Socks pattern by Wendy Johnson.  I don't know if it's the cable pattern or just the stress of the past few days, but it went really fast.  I'm pretty sure some of the credit is due to my new Addi Turbo Lace needles.  I'm a huge fan of double point needles.  I absolutely love them.  I actually knit my Runaways Sweater on dpns because I did not have any others in that size.  But lately I have been feeling the harsh realities of the problems of using dpns for travel knitting -- several of my dpns have run away.  So when the yarn shop sent their weekly email letting us know that they had restocked their Addis, I decided to give them a try.  And I have to admit, I am a convert to the magic loop.  At least for socks.

My one concern is that since I'm using leftover yarn I might not have quite enough yarn for the second sock.

While you are reading this post you might as well go check out all the other WIP Wednesday posts over on Tami's blog.  You'll be glad you did.


  1. Love the sock, nice colors, but yikes I do hope after all that work, you don't run out of yarn. If so, suppose you could make a little sock puppet with one sock? Popped in from WIP
    Good luck

  2. cute sock, i tried dpn for socks but couldnt get away with it, i love magic loop i am half way through my very first 2nd sock. hope you dont run out x

  3. Love the sock! Here's to hoping you have enough for the second!

    Sandy, I think that's a great idea if she runs out of yarn!

  4. I love my Addi Lace needles too. Don't they make socks go quickly! Your single sock is really cute, I hope the second one works out.

  5. Good work! I've done a few pairs of socks, but I am still very slow at it. I read on Stephanie Pearl McPhee's blog that she can do a pair in 7 hours if she wants to and I thought that mine would probably take 7 days, if I stayed focused. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you don't run out of that pretty yarn before the socks are done.

  6. Wow - 4.5 hours for a sock is crazy fast as far as I'm concerned. And it looks great! I really need to check out the magic loop thing...

  7. The trick to 2nd sleeve syndrome is to knit both of them at the same time .... :-)