Ain’t that the truth?
How I Had the End of Last Week Planned:
Come home after working on my commuter sock as much as possible and knit like crazy on my at-home socks all weekend.
How the End of Last Week Played Out:
Yeah, that didn’t happen.
I had a bit of an accident Thursday caused in part by my back pain issues that rendered it extremely painful to knit for more than a few minutes at a time for a few days. Also to sit at the computer. Or pretty much do anything apart from standing up or lying flat on my back. Nothing serious, I think, but it has slowed me down nonetheless. Hopefully not for too long. I came home early from work on Thursday and I did not go to work on Friday, but I didn’t get too much knitting done on Friday either.
There were lots of questions in the comments to Thursday’s entry. Bear with me, I’ll get to them eventually. We do have a whole Summer of Socks, after all.
Thanks for all the contest entries. I am now no longer accepting new guesses, as y’all have new information on my sock knitting abilities. I will let you know the high and low guesses when I create the spreadsheet.
Today I’ve managed a bit more knitting. Well, here is the first commuter sock, near completion:
I worked on it a bit at home as well.
As several of you commented, the double eyelet pattern is available in a number of stitch dictionaries. This sock pattern will be released as a freebie in the not too distant future.
I think the heel looks purty:
And here is the first “at-home” sock, finished:
This is 100% merino sock yarn from The Knittery in the “Passionfruit” colorway — the yarn I won in the contest over at Black Dog Knits. The lace pattern is “pagoda lace” from one of the Barbara Walker treasuries. Knitted toe-up, of course, and on two circulars! The reason for two circulars is that the lace panel is centered over the instep of the sock — much easier to do it on one needle than on 2 dpns.
Here’s a closeup of the lace pattern:
“Wake me up when it gets interesting.”