Yay for insomnia, the cricket and my epistaxis! These things have come together beautifully to produce this:
Three-quarters of the way up the sock is the waste yarn for the afterthought heel (another technique I haven’t tried before).
I’m now up to the part with the lettering – a chance the designer gave us knitters to go “wild”. This is also the point in the sock where I stop showing pictures. I want to reveal the phrase/saying/pattern for both socks at the same time. It wont take a genius to work out what the lettering is likely to relate to (read my blog for five minutes, and you’d probably get it) but the effect will be greater if all is revealed at once!
Philosopher’s Wool Vest:
Hence forth to be known as the PWV (because I can’t be typing that out everytime I blog). I’ve been sketching what I’d like the finished vest/waistcoat to look like:
The kits don’t really come with a pattern, in the conventional sense. It’s much in the spirit of Elizabeth Zimmerman, where you make a swatch, measure yourself and then do a little maths. The “pattern” is written as a straight up ‘n’ down tube which is not going to work for me. This is where my annoying propensity for fiddling with patterns (and a love of maths problem-solving) comes in handy!
I have finally settled on the Trillium pattern and I’m going to use the background/foreground colours as they were packed in the kit (very useful little trick that – foreground colours at the top and background colours at the bottom of the bag) .
That’s all for – ta-ra!
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