The first Lucy sock is done.
I showed it to a non-knitting coworker today who said “Cool — and you have little pawprints knitted into it.” I was highly impressed that she recognized the pattern as being pawprints.
As I mentioned yesterday, the lace pattern is the traditional shetland lace “cat’s paw” motif. At least I think it is, because I drew up a graph for it from memory:
I’m doing the leg over 68 stitches, so the 17-stitch repeat is one-fourth of a round. I did the foot over 64 stitches, so when I did the cat’s paw pattern, I started in at stitch 2 on the first repeat, and ended with stitch 16 on the second repeat, because I was doing the pattern on only the top half of the sock.
Lucy checked the sock carefully and she gives it two paws up.
The Mystery Item
Pay no attention to the safety pin.
I often put a safety pin on items that I knit in the round to mark the beginning of the round and to mark my progress from the beginning. Now, if y’all had been hanging on to my every word, you would know that, because I mentioned it on the blog a while back. Heh.
Anyhow, some of you guessed right — the mystery item is a mitten.
It’s a top down mitten with a silly ruffle around the wrist, knitted from Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport on 3.25mm needles.
I came up with the idea because of Dave’s Bitchin’ Mittens project. However, as I am not overly enamoured of the results, I doubt I’ll knit the second mitten.
But I’ve got some ideas for improvement so Mitten 2.0 may appear at some point.
It’s exhausting work being an international superstar.
Me? I’m thinking about starting something new . . .