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Even though I haven’t knit many socks, I definitely have a bad case of second-sock-syndrome.  Heck, I have a bad case of first-sock-syndrome… except for the socks I made for Baby D, I have never finished a sock.  Hmmm….

So I told you I joined a sock KAL, right?  I thought this would give me the push I needed, the encouragement and accountability to actually finish a sock.  It didn’t work with the first sock in June.  Remember?

Well, I bought a book (at KnitPicks’ huge summer book sale) that taught me how to knit 2 socks at ONE TIME.  And I am in love.  I know, I know – I fall in love way with things too often… but this technique is a sock-saver!  And it’s so easy once you get the hang of it!  I even knitted on my sock while watching SYTYCD last night – I only messed up once (and it wasn’t even a big mess up – I just wound up with 3 of the 4 sides of the socks on one needle.  Somehow I figured it out quickly and fixed it during a commercial break!).

Here are some pictures…  I have several more inches done as of now.  These pictures were taken a week ago, and I’ve had several naptimes to work on them since then…

My new needles also make this super-easy.  I am so glad I splurged on this set.  Now I need to get some of the smaller needles so I can keep this up with the fingering weight socks to come.

Does anyone else out there knit socks like this?  I looked into the Magic Loop technique, too, but I really needed something that would let me knit both socks at the same time.  And that isn’t like this.  Extreme knitting?  It gives me a headache just thinking about doing it like that!

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