Probably to some, I've made surprisingly little progress on these socks, but I am pleased. I did have to rip back once because of a mistake, but this is only my second time knitting two socks at the same time, toe-up, on two circular needles. I'm bound to be slow.
I am really enjoying it! I'm not sure why I'm so surprised, but I am. I really like this method. It especially suits three of my qualities:
1) Being a major starter of projects and not so much for finishing
2) Having very large feet
3) Being basically cheap
So knitting two at the same time from the toe-up means that there is no chance to develop SSS (second-sock syndrome, or the tendency to end up with single socks) and also I can just knit up the cuff until I run out of yarn. Very economical...no waste.
Yesterday the boys left for NJ to visit with relatives for the weekend. There's a bachelor's party my husband needs to attend (it's for his brother) and N is spending quality time with his grandparents there whom he doesn't see often. That leaves the GIRLS at home! Girls Party! Girls Weekend! We went out to dinner, just the two of us, last night and today we went shopping today...lol...I never go shopping but I need a dress for aforementioned summer wedding and M is a good helper. "Does that one fit, mom?"
An added bonus is the increased knitting time. I forgot what it was like to have only one child, one who naps for 3+ hours every day!