I started to knit these socks in January. My sister found a cool flamingo pattern for mittens from Ravelry and I designed these socks inspired by that flamingo pattern. I know my mom likes flamingos so I gave the finished socks for a birthday present to her.
First I used double pointed needles because I remembered the awful mess with the yarns when I tried magic loop for the first time. I left the other one to rest while knitting the other one.
I wanted to knit the heel with double pointed needles also.
Then after the heel I'm usually getting bored and want to speed it up so I can start to knit something new. I decided to try the magic loop again and this time it went very well. And here is the tip for magic loop knitting: put the yarns of the other sock inside the sock. (Like in the picture.) It helps if the balls are quite small, but it can be done with a larger balls too. This way the yarns can't be tangled and the magic loop knitting is really easy and fun!
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