Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Now that the Ravellenic Games are over and my Scarf Hockey project is done, I can turn my attention back to these socks.
The pattern is Tiit's Socks from Folk Knitting in Estonia. Rather than knitting it in blue and grey as shown on the pattern, I've decided to knit multicolour patterns against a natural undyed background. My aim is to use up a bunch of little sock yarn oddballs from my stash.
Other than the colour changes, I've made one more modification to the pattern. As written the colourwork continues through to the tip of the toe, however I can't bear the thought of those floats around my toes. Instead I've stopped the colourwork before beginning the toe and knitted my usual wedge toe.
Seems I knit up colourwork patterns more quickly than plain knitting - the lure of the next row of the chart and the next colour seem to be very motivating. My goal is to finish the second sock in time for my Year of Projects update on Sunday and then cast on something new. Hmmmm ... what to do next? Maybe somewhere in the links at Tami's Amis I'll find inspiration? Why not have a look?!