I finished the two socks on two circs. (I don't normally block my socks but for photo purposes I used the instructions for the sock blockers here.
yarn: Regia 6-fadig Country Color / color #4758
So here's my opinion about this method. This is just my opinion. It may be great for you. I wasn't crazy about the 2 on 2 method. I don't know if it's because I've been using dpns so long but I just never got to a point where I was totally comfortable with it. The one major pro was being finished with both socks at the same time. I can achieve this by knitting a little of each on dpns though. The circulars just always seemed to be in my way. Made it seem faster but I'm sure that's just in my head.
I really tried not to cheat but after several attempts to do the heels, I did put them on dpns until I got to straight knitting again. I doubt I'll ever knit socks this way again. I originally thought that I'd do at least one more pair to see if it grows on me, but really, I didn't enjoy it so what's the point?
And remember this whole mess so that I could knit until I ran out of yarn equally? What a waste of time. It was all for nothing. Look how much I had left of each ball. If I'd knit until I ran out of yarn I'd have thigh-high stockings which would be fine if I was going for the school-girl look but if I were, it wouldn't be in this pattern. :-)
So, what took me so long? I've been working on a couple of other things. One of them I can't really show you yet, but here's a hint:
After my last post I pulled all my old genealogy files out and joined Ancestry.com. Wow. It's amazing how much the internet helps in the research. From right here at my desk, I found more in a weekend than I found in all the days and days that I spent in the National Archives and Library of Congress when I lived in the D.C. area.
I've mainly been working from my grandmother back. I got stumped in 1880 because the line I was researching came from Nova Scotia (Campbell and Fraser) during that year and I'll have to order vital records to get more information. The 1890 Census records were destroyed by a fire and it's really bogging up my research.
Since I couldn't go any further along that line I started looking up another line. I was amazed to find that my tenth great-grandparents are John Alden and Priscilla Mullins who came over on the Mayflower and founded Duxbury, Mass. I called my Gram to tell her and her reply was, "I could have saved you a lot of work and told you that". This is the price I pay for not getting to live around my family in New Hampshire very much.
So I thought it'd be fun to see if any of you are my long, long...... long lost cousins. At the end of this post you'll find my family history to the Aldens and Mullins. As you can guess, most of them were born, lived and died in Duxbury. Edith Chick Hodgdon was my great great grandmother and her mother, Christiana Soule Chick, was the first to move away... all the way to Watertown, Ma. (a whopping 40 miles away). This photo is Edith with her sister, Elizabeth. My Gram believes Edith is on the right. I can totally see Gram and my aunts in both of these women so who knows. Edith's mother-in-law was Georgianna B. Allan Hodgdon (the great granddaughter of both Col. John Allan and Col. John Crane that I wrote about in my last post).