Sunday, March 23, 2014

Finished Tube Sock

As predicted, this project took a week. Fit the 5" diameter aluminum rod tube perfectly. There is enough excess on either end to protect the end caps on the tube. Early on I was planning on knitting much longer sock ends so I could tie an overhand knot to secure the sock over the tube. Instead, the fit was just right to ensure the sock will not move unless someone removes it - so with just 3" overhanging the tube end caps, there is enough padding that should a short fall, the tube should escape damage. Working with double point needles was not bad at all. I got used to it very quickly and it flowed well (unlike working with long straight needles) I've already started Tube Sock Number 2 - another week (but knitting is so therapeutic it doesn't feel like a chore at all)

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