I've only recently told you of A New Cast On and now I've got another.
I won the What Lies Within Socks pattern by Naomi Buchanan in a giveaway hosted by Ali on the Little Drops of Wonderful podcast. This pattern comes from the Charmingly Magic Sock Collection which is inspired by the Harry Potter series. This is the second in the collection and is based on the basilisk which lies within the Chamber of Secrets.
I'm using Paperstories Sock Yarn in The Goblin's Revenge colourway which Mick bought me for Christmas 2017. It's such a pretty colour and I think a semi solid colourway will show off the cables in the pattern.
I usually use double pointed needles when I'm knitting in the round but I fancied having a go at magic loop. I've used this method when knitting larger items, such as hats and sleeves, but when I've had a go with it for sock knitting in the past I just couldn't get on with it. Never one to be deterred I decided to have another go so I asked on Instagram for needle recommendations and decided to go with Addi. I'm still not convinced with this method for sock knitting, I seem to be creating a ladder between each of the needles and I don't think my knitting is as neat as it usually is. I've only knit the cuff so far so I'll continue into the pattern and see what I think then. It may be that magic loop is just not for me, we'll see.
So that's two new projects on the needles but I'm not finished yet, there's still another waiting in the wings which I'll tell you about soon.