Sunday, July 17, 2011

Come Blog Along Pattern 01 Post 03


Knitting on the Road: CanadaCanal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby

Early last week I lost my sock knitting mojo. Not great timing as it was just the second week of a year of projects; and all those projects, socks. But after a week where none of my "great ideas" amounted to much on the needles (or crochet hooks), getting back to a tried and tested sock pattern has been a relief.

Funny thing, though. It was when I started the second sock and reread the instructions that I realized I'd made an error in the first sock. DOH. The Latvian twist is meant to be constructed from one row light grey, two rows dark grey and one row red. I never switched to the dark grey on the first sock, so my Latvian twist is two colours instead of three. It's okay though, I like it just the way it is, so I duplicated my error for a matching second sock.

Tonight I'll work through the second chart to add the Maple Leaf motif, and then it's all grey all the way to the toe. Perfect transit and travel knitting to carry me into the work week!

14 comments:

RugbyMad said...

Outstanding! Good thing you noticed your modifcation of the pattern, so there was a reason your mojo fled for awhile!

Kit and Kaboodle said...

Oooh it's horrible when your mojo goes kaput! Your socks are looking fab though and it's great that you wern't tempted to ditch the whole project due to one simple mistake (which is what I sometimes do when my mojo is in my boots!). Keep on keeping on, I hope this coming week is more inspirational for you.
Kate :-)

Dorothy said...

Good to see you got your mojo back. The socks look great.

Sandy said...

Glad you realized it so you could have sock 2 match sock 1.

Blueberry Tea said...

I think your sock looks great. In fact I wouldn't call that an error I would call that improving the design :0)

Ruth said...

I think your sock looks great, I'm just glad you noticed in time to have a matching pair

mixedbabygreens said...

Hurrah for pattern variations! No need to call it an error :) Glad your mojo is back.

Carole said...

Glad you found your Mojo again, that sock is lovely.

elephantJuice said...

I would've never thought there was an error, those socks look lovely!

Lesley said...

love this sock, so pretty you'd never know you'd make a "mistake" :)

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

beautiful sock! So glad you noticed your "mod" :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Your socks are looking wonderful, it is not a mistake, it is a design alteration :)

Annie said...

So pretty! your socks are going to be the envy of every one (including me)

thewoolymammoth said...

beautiful socks. i also love the necklaces you've been working on.