Owl Package Delivered

A package arrived by owl today from one of my Hogwarts Sock Swap pals. The very talented Abigail, a.k.a 1870 Pearl, put together a very nice package in the midst of getting ready to move. For this I am especially grateful!

Abigail knit some lovely GRYFFINDOR Hogwarts Socks in GRYFFINDOR colors. Since they are anklets they will be perfect Birkenstock summer socks. She also included some Lantern Moon DPNs — huzzah! huzzah! And, last but not least, some candy in GRYFFINDOR colors in a GRYFFINDOR tin. Thanks, Abigail!

As for me, the Hogwarts socks that I am knitting for my first Hogwart Pal will be finished soon. I am knitting these on 2 circular needles. Every once in a while I get a hankering to knit socks on circulars. However, my preferred sock knitting method is on double-point needles.
When I knit on 2 circulars, I often forget where I am in a pattern sequence, at the beginning or the end. Since I already need 2 stitch markers to mark where the heel gusset ends and the instep begins on each needle, I devised dual-purpose stitch markers. Each marker has either the #1 on it for 1rst needle or a #2 on it for second needle. I put one on one needle and the other on the second needle. Now I can knit mindlessly!

12 Comments on “Owl Package Delivered

  1. Yes they are lovely socks and goodies. I always knit socks with circulars but only one sock at a time.(vbg)

  2. You are to kind. It’s only knitting:D

    That was my first attempt at working with two different oclored yarns. Do they fit?

    That owl post is moving fast this week. I also sent a package to Texas and it arrive today as well!

    Cyber hugs and big ones at that!

  3. You are so lucky! Those are beautiful! When I read that you had received some socks from Arizona, I knew they were from Abigail–she was my pal in a sock contest and she was the bestest ever to me too!

    Enjoy your pretty socks ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Love the stripes on both pairs of socks. That’s a very thoughtful package you received. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I always knit patterned socks on circulars, and plain socks on four needles , this hadn’t occurred to me until I read your blog , I am now trying to work out why !!!!

  6. lovely socks! for some reason I’ve been loving anklets and short socks lately. (don’t know what its about!) and yummy looking treats!

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