Monday, September 28, 2009

Your eyes do not deceive ...

WIP: a toe-up sock!

That is a toe-up sock!

I found out via e-mail Thursday night that there were a few openings in a toe-up sock class with Wendy Johnson (of Wendyknits) Saturday morning. I had heard about this a while ago from my SnB pals but wrote it off because I thought they were afternoon classes, and I work in the afternoon. I called the yarn store immediately Thursady night, got signed up, and went over first thing Friday morning to pay.

Class was very fun -- a whirlwind of learning Judy's Magic Cast-on followed by learning a toe-up slip-stitch heel. I can't even believe I made this heel from the bottom up:

class work

Wendy was very fun. A bunch of us stayed after class to have lunch with her, too. Here are some of my SnB gals and me with Wendy (and our heels!):

Wendy + our heels!

(I am sorry your head is cut off, Tasha!!)

I bought Wendy's new book, "Socks From the Toe Up," and had it signed ... and I've already cast on for the Dead Simple Lace Socks in Dream in Color Smooshy (as seen in the first pic). Here's hoping I pull off my first pair of toe-up socks! I'm knitting them on DPNs but think I will soon succumb to the lure of the circular needles ... I worked on some in class and they were dreamy and oh-so easy ...


  1. That Smooshy is BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats on tackling toe up socks. I was very hesitant at first but I can't deny that they fit me better.

  2. Now you need a 40" circ and make them two-at-a-time toe up! Soooo nice and easy! It's the only way I do it now. Have fun, you did a great job! (and I'm uber jealous about you having a class with Wendy. I have her book, it rocks!)

  3. Hon your link to wendyknits does not work. I found it on my own, however.

    Love Mom