I just love starting a new sock project. It’s like setting out on a new adventure, particularly when I am knitting up a design I’ve just drawn up and haven’t swatched or nuthin’. How is that for living on the edge? Of course, sometimes that approach works out and sometimes? Not so much. This time I am cautiously optimistic. It seems to be working out.
So here is my progress on my new sock design, which was just the merest wee hint of a toe yesterday.
I plan to call this pattern “Costa Socks.” Why? Because costa is Latin for rib. I think the pattern sort of looks like a ribcage. Kind of a weird ribcage, but a ribcage nonetheless. And also, I just like saying “Costa Socks.”
(This picture is not true to color — the first one is much more accurate.)
As I mentioned yesterday, the yarn is Sanguine Gryphon Eidos sock yarn in the Agathon colorway (purchased from The Loopy Ewe). It’s a lovely rust color. (Hey Gryphon, was Agathon a redhead?) Here’s a close-up (albeit a blurry one) of the sole of the sock.
Love, love, love this kind of almost-solid color. There is a distinct possibility that I may have some more Eidos sock yarn in my stash.
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Hey, Maryland Sheep & Wool is this weekend! No, I won’t be attending! I’m very much looking forward to a weekend at home, just hanging out with Lucy and the KOARC. But if you are attending, I hope you have good weather, lots of fun, and buy lots of stuff.
Lucy is wondering why I would even think about going, considering that she is available for petting, brushing, feeding, and snuggling all weekend. Right now, she is practicing relaxing.