I'm getting ready to start a new pair of socks (for my mom, as usual) and I've decided to embark on a bit of an adventure with them.
Not long ago, I managed my first toe-up magic loop sock in the form of the Skew Socks. I don't have a problem with dpns, but something about magic loop made it so much more pleasant; maybe it was less fiddly?
At any rate, while my mom liked the Skews and thought they were funky, she is partial to the first pair of socks I knit for her (which was the first pair of socks I knit EVER). They're very simple: a 2x2 ribbed leg, heel flap, and plain stockinette foot. I feel like her love for them has more to do with the Mini Mochi I knit them with than the pattern, but she insisted that the new socks should be the same (also Mochi, but plain too).
I had a feeling that I would never be inspired to work on them, as I like to incorporate a new technique in most of my projects (not only grow as a knitter, but to also stave off boredom). Then I had a brain wave: I could knit them cuff down, with magic loop (which would be sort of new). And it would be so much more pleasant.
Then I had a totally crazy idea: what about two-at-a-time? I spent awhile watching videos and reading tutorials and I think I can manage it. I'm still a little unclear about the heel/gusset part, but I have faith in myself.
So here's hoping I not only finish these socks in less than 3 months, but that it goes smoothly! Wish me luck.