I am working along on the second “Ida’s Delusions of Grandeur” sock.
Yes, I am knitting them one at a time. No, I do not like to knit both socks at the same time. Why?
My reasons are threefold.
First, 99.9% of the time the socks I’m knitting are my own designs. Sock Number One is knit while I make any adjustments to the pattern. Sock Number Two is knit from the pattern to test it.
Second, two socks at a time is less portable than one sock as a time. At the very least, I’d need a bigger bag to carry my work in.
Third, and most important, I don’t wanna.
Sara asked in the comments: Did I miss how you came up with the name?
No, you didn’t. I didn’t say.
Ida is one of my Plurk buddies and she suggested the name upon seeing a photo of the sock in progress. Simple as that.
But I will not be naming my next sock design “Unspeakable Chicken,” as suggested by Turtlegirl on Plurk.
See the fun we have? I guess it is one of those “you had to have been there” moments. But I did get a good sock name from it.
As I said, I’m knitting along on the second sock. The pattern will be available eventually, but at this point it is still in development phase.
This is what I would consider a “busy” lace pattern and of course the busier the pattern stitch, the more solid you want your yarn colorway to be.
One of the things I really love about Dream in Color yarn is that there is a nice mix of shades in their colorways, but it does not knit up stripey or splotchy. At least none of the colors I’ve knit with so far have.
While this is a somewhat busy lace pattern, I do not think it is a particularly difficult knit. The only tricky bit is that it does employ a k3tog here and there — but not very often!
Meanwhile, Lucy is resting after a particularly stressful day of lying around doing nothing.