Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sock knitters know how difficult it is to take a good photo of a sock-in-progress on one's own foot. Unless you're a contortionist. Which I'm not.
Typically I cajole Gavin into crouching down at foot level to take an undistorted photo, but considering he underwent hip replacement surgery ten days ago that wasn't an option. The surgeon was very clear: no bending more than 90° at the hip, no crossing the leg over the midline of his body and NO FALLING. Asking him to crawl around at my feet for a blog photo seemed an unnecessary risk, and maybe a bit insensitive.
So this was the best I could do. Not bad, huh? It only took me about a dozen photos to get one that actually showed the ruffled cuff, the colourwork on the leg, the slip stitch heel and the gusset. The pattern is Uinta Cabin from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. Based on the pattern photos I wasn't sure that I'd like the sock, but now in blue, greens and greys I've decided that it's quite a handsome sock. I wish I could tell you what that main colour yarn was. That ball band - or skein tag as it maybe - was lost some time ago. That's a shame because it's gorgeous, and I'd buy more if I knew what it was. It's a very light fingering though, and I wouldn't try it with anything larger than size 0 (2mm) needles.
That's it for me today; just one WIP on the needles! We're running off now to the hospital to get Gavin's staples removed - all 33 of them - and then I'd better dash to work to try to catch up. After taking last week off to fetch and carry for the invalid, it now seems like I'm several weeks behind. How does that work? If you have some time, check out the links at Tami's Amis - so much fiber-y goodness!