For those of you who knit socks, do you prefer toe-up or cuff/top-down? I love doing toe-up so I can try it on as I knit and so I can use as much yarn as possible. Also, what is your favorite method for binding off? The two pair of socks that I made previously are very tight to the point where it's difficult to get over my heel. But I also don't want the cuffs so loose that the they are constantly falling down either. I used the Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off on those.
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I also got my yarn today for The Loopy Ewe 2nd Quarter Challenge. This is Madelinetosh Pashmina in Alizarin and Luster. I'm knitting the Fjord cowl.
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I added a couple skeins of Cascade to my order to get free shipping. I want to make Sambuca. I'm planning on Walnut Heather (medium brown) as my main color, and Anis (blue-green) and tangerine (orange) as 2 of the 3 contrast colors. I wasn't sure which neutral would work best, so I ordered three different colorways. The colorway on top is Antiqued Heather and it is more of a light yellow. The one in the middle is Aspen Heather which is a little bit lighter than the one on the bottom (Fog Hatt). Once I find the Walnut Heather in my stash I will take a picture with the contrast colors to see how they look.
Check out Judy's blog to see what others have on their needles.