One Last Look at Baby Socks and Then...Onward!
As promised, I actually have something to show today. Here are all four of the baby socks. I made the red ones with short row heels and the green ones with heel flaps. I don't know if one style will stay on better or not, I just wanted to experiment. I'm thinking about making some like the red ones for Christmas ornaments or gift decoration. I think it would be a great way to use up those little bits of yarn I always have left over after a pair of socks. I hope to get all this cuteness packaged up and sent out this weekend.
Once I finished the gift knitting, I started another pair of socks for me (I didn't want to work on Soleil last night for some reason). I had been dragging around the Strawberry and Banana Yarn (AKA Pink Lemon yarn) from Sunshine Yarns in my knitting bag ever since I got it but wasn't sure what to do with it. The yarn has short lengths of color and I knew it wouldn't stripe and I was also pretty sure that any kind of stitch pattern would be pretty well lost in the color changes. Last night, right before I started knitting the yarn into a plain stockinette stitch sock (it would have worked but been a bit boring), I realized that Melanie's Twist, the stitch pattern that Regina invented for me had to be used on this yarn. So, here's what I have so far:The twist pattern isn't as obvious as it is on my Sockapaloooza socks that she knit for me, but check out those chevrons! I love the way the random color spots are tilting up and down. This stitch pattern is working wonderfully in this yarn. I can't wait to see what these socks look like finished. As soon as I post this entry to the blog, I'll try to make a link to the Melanie's Twist Stitch pattern in the sidebar. Thanks again Regina for such a great stitch pattern!