Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings
I suppose the pattern's name - Liivi's Stockings - was a hint at the length of this sock. After all, calling something "a stocking" implies by definition that the leg below the knee is covered. In fact, as written, the stocking was meant to be even longer than I have it. I omitted most of the light grey above the ankle; instead I started almost right away on the heel flap.
The clock pattern that starts below the colourwork takes the form of a simple eyelet pattern across six stitches. On this sock it's not doing much for me. Maybe I'd like it better if it were a little longer up the leg? Or when modelled by someone not so flat-footed? At least the choice of stash yarns has worked out, although I'm still surprised by the contrast created by that blue.
Now, wish me luck because I'm hoping to knit that second stocking from start to finish in the next five days before the start of the Olympic games ... or more importantly, the Ravellenic Games!