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Monday, April 23, 2007

Twisted Flower Sock, Take 2

I've gotten a start on my second Twisted Flower Sock! I feel like I didn't get a whole lot done this weekend, but I think that the problem is that I didn't get a whole lot done that I can show you right now. I got a freakish amount of laundry done Saturday, but who wants to see that? I got the charts handdrawn out for the beginning/quickie stole pattern but you can't see that until its all done. I have more ideas floating around in my brain for MS3 - both concrete ideas and the more fluid, wispy ideas that drift away if you try to really examine them, but for some reason these are the kind of ideas that do the most to shape a project. I can't show you my ideas, and really, trust me on this one, you don't want to see the inside of my head. I also started a little surprise for next week since I'll be at the Spinning Class -YiPPPEEeeeee! Again, it's a surprise, so you'll have to wait.

Basically what I'm left with is a sock part. Ta Da! Sheila of the Comments Last Friday asked how hard it was to memorize the repeat for this sock. Well, Sheila, what you see above (minus the ribbing, which I did memorize) is almost a full repeat. Each repeat is 18 stitches wide (one needle's worth) by 32 rounds. While there is a rhythm to it and I can predict what's going to happen, I still don't feel like I know it well enough to work without the chart right next to me, particularly when I'm watching TV. This is definitely not a pair of socks that I can drag around and work a bit here, a bit there and have a finished sock while I'm waiting for the water to boil for macaroni. I can't even work on this on the phone. (I can't do anything from a chart while I'm on the phone - it probably took me longer to figure this out than it should have, but there you have it.) So while this is not a portable sock project the way most are, in the end I'll have a really stunning pair of socks and it will all be worth it. My next sock project will definitely be an easy to memorize repeat so I can knit them on autopilot.



Blogger Connie Peterson said...

A truly stunning sock!! You have inspired my daughter .... she is going to design a sock this week.


7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loving the twisted flower socks! And you should know it's not nice to tease us about the new patterns/mystery stole!! LOL Oh and BTW, what type of DPNs do you use? I've recently decided I like them and I'm thinking about getting a couple of pairs.

9:52 AM  
Blogger handknit168 said...

The stitches pattern is very beautiful. I think it will also be good on sweater.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Midnight Purls said...

Your twisted flower sock looks amazing! It makes me want to start my own pair!

9:18 AM  

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