I started a pair of toe-up socks today, and let me tell you, it's been a freaking F5 experience. I tried the "easy toe" first, and it was totally jacked. So then, on to the short row toe, which seemed next-easiest...um, try again. It completely sucked. So finally, I try the figure 8, which I've been totally avoiding because it sounds skeeery
and that one did the trick. Finally. Yeesh. One toe down, one to go. I'm doing different colored toes/heels so I'm going to do both toes first, to get it over with. :rollseyes:
I'm wondering if I'm totally going to jack the heel, though, because I jacked the short-row toe so badly. Really, it was horrendous.
I'm kind of bummed, too, because I really enjoy knitting socks -- I've never had any trouble with top-down socks, but I like the idea of toe-up because then you can just keep knitting and not worry about running out of yarn/how long the cuff can be. But so far I'm not enjoying it too much....we'll see how the heel goes.......