Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Thursday, January 26, 2006
A Landscape Littered With Toes.

Sock Toes that is.

I am a fairly accomplished sock knitter as I think the recent picture of my sock drawer proves. I use a wide range of yarns and do all kinds of interesting things to the body of the sock. But when it comes to heels, I do either a standard gusset heel, or I use Priscilla Gibson Roberts Dream Sock heel. And the only toe for me is usually her Dream Sock toe (which is actually identical to the heel).

When I started my Smokin' Blueberry socks I decided I needed to branch out and try a new toe.


Pictured above you see the carnage that ensued. There is a Queen Kahuna Aloha toe. There is a Queen Kahuna short row toe. A toe that was started using Meg Swansen's turkish toe cast on. A Sherman toe.

Not pictured (but somewhere in the house) is the short row toe that Wendy uses. It's actually constructed very similarly to PGR's toe but Wendy's version is harder to execute. Just my opinion of course.

In the end I realized you don't mess with success and, after 4 days of sock toe failures, I cast on for a PGR toe. It's just about perfect.


Pretty from the top.

I did make one change, and instead of casting on over waste yarn or using a crochet chain to start, I used Queen Kahuna's tip and cast on over the cable of the second circular needle. No stitches to pick up later, they are already sitting on the needle and waiting to close the toe! Kudos to Queen Kahuna for that nifty idea!


Pretty from the side.


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on the needles
30. Fletcher
Noro Transitions


29. Rosedale
Patons SWS


28. Forecast
Cascade Quatro


27. Lady Eleanor (again)
Patons SWS


26. Marble Shawl Collar Sweater
Karabella Marble


25. Serrano
Dale Baby Ull


24. Tamarah
Artyarns Regal Silk, Silk Mohair


23. Apricot(Plum) Jacket
DB Cashmerino Chunky


22. Rusted Root
BS Cotton Fleece


21. Not So Shrunken Cardigan
Lavold Sily Wool


20. Sizzle
Nashua Kim


19. Hanging Garden Stole
KP Alpaca Cloud


18. Log Cabin Blanket
Cascade Pima Tencel


17. Mystery Stole 2
Crazy Monkey Lace



16. Petticoat Sallops
Opal Petticoat


15. CeCe
Lambspun Silk



14. Hyrna Herborgar
Silk for Life



13. Sea Foam Shawl
LaLana Phat Silk


12. Diamond Fantasy Shawl
CTH Possum Lace



11. Evergreen Cardi
Malabrigo


10. Mystery Shawl 3
Zephyr



9. Jaywalkers
LL Shepherd Sock



8. Pi @ Sunrise Shawl
Crazy Monkey Lace



7. Follow the Leader Aran
BS Naturespun Worsted


6. Peacock Feathers
HaindPaintedYarn.com lace


5. Kiri Shawl
Rowan Kidsilk Haze



4. Sampler Shawl
Starmore Campion


3. Highland Triangle Shawl
America's Alpaca


2. Leaf Lace Shawl
Misti Alpaca Lace


1. Total Maze Cardigan
Araucania Nature Wool




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finished in 2006
1/21 - Shadow of Love Socks
1/31 - Pineapple Jacket
2/5 - Smokin' Blueberry Socks
2/7 - Angora Fingerless Mitts
3/9 - Neopolitan Socks
3/18 - Summer Scallop Socks
3/30 - Spectrum: Red & Pink
4/2 - Felted Clogs
4/15 - Violets by the River
5/3 - Felted Hedgehog
5/6 - Felted B-4 Bag
6/15 - Pomatomus Socks
7/1 - Snapdragon Socks
9/11 - Simple Knitted Bodice
9/13 - White,Biscuit,Cream Shawl
9/14 - Something Lilac
10/4 - Cabbage Rose Socks
10/29 - Neck Warmer
11/15 - Lady Eleanor

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finished in 2005
1/21 - Seascape Shawl
2/12 - Wool Peddler's Shawl
3/21 - Fir Cone Square Shawl
3/25 - Misty Garden Scarf
4/7 - Obi
4/30 - Truly Tasha's Shawl
5/19 - Ivy
6/19 - Tasha II Shawl
7/13 - Cherry Blossom Shawl
7/26 - Mom's Birthday Shawl
8/9 - Birch Shawl
8/28 - Mystery Shawl
10/4 - Herbal Remedy
10/5 - Rosy Fingered Dawn
11/18 - Mystery Shawl 2
12/6 - Ostrich Plumes Triangle
12/26 - In The Dark Socks
12/29 - Red, Red, RED! Scarf

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