A few odds and ends
I got the buttons for the Basic Chic Hoodie in the other day, and one of the reds matched perfectly! Here it is all blocked and finished. I think this front view picture is actually the most accurate colorwise of any of the pictures I've gotten so far. And here is a back view of the hood. I'm really happy with the way this came out! (And just in case the knitting police are wondering, the hoodie was removed from the hanger right after this photo shoot and is now folded respectfully in the closet.)
I was trying to get the Water sock pattern finished up this week. I have knit and written the pattern for the easy design in the collection and I thought I had the more complex design going. I made it to the heel turn and decided that while the design worked with the water theme, it just wasn't as interesting as the complex designs for Earth and Fire are. So I frogged what I had, went back and did some more figuring, redesigned the complex water sock and started knitting the second version. I ended up frogging that one due to a problem with counting, but I can now say that I have a design I like, both the complex and the simple Water designs are at the same level as the Earth and Fire sock designs and I'm halfway down the leg on the new complex water sock. I will have the finished pattern ready sometime next week. The good news is I have already figured out and made notes on both designs for the Air socks, so those should be following the Water socks fairly quickly.
I've enjoyed working on this series of sock designs and I think I'll do another series of sock designs at some point.
Have you ever wanted to judge a knitting contest? The Lone Star State Knitters (that's Texas, ya'll) have put their projects on the web for anyone and everyone to vote for their favorite! It's fun to go peek at what other knitters are doing, so take a look and vote for your favorite if you want to! Click here for a link and click Design Contest in the sidebar to see this year's entries.