i made myself some valentine socks!
these were a fairly quick knit on size 3 dpns with idena's juvel superwash wool. i might be tempted to knit a second pair for someone who claims to really like blues.
i had a hard time photographing these because i could not wait for better light this morning, and i wanted to photograph them from the outside of my foot. the hearts are centered on the outside of each leg, just above the split for the heelflap. note: the hearts are knitted lace, and i slipped a piece of white paper inside the socks so the flash would capture the design. ps. no, those are not *spitballs*, and yes, mom, i think it's you that likes blues.
and, who knows how long the lovebug's bite will itch, but i cast on for noro's butterfly. i bought the yarn last winter, thinking i would start it then. so, it's still considered fresh yarn. there have been plenty of fitting issues with this design in bloglandia. the first issue is schematics. the noro books don't have any, which would be very helpful when it comes time to block. also, lots of knit bloggers had issues with the sleeve length. that's not surprising ... just look at the model and her chimpanzee arms. my current issue is fit. such as the difference in gauge of the chevron section vs. the stockinette sections. i will figure these things out, even if it means a lot of ripping. i knitted my last noro silk garden sweater body twice! eeeeks!
i even knitted a swatch! and i even washed and blocked my swatch! and i haven't even measured it yet! yes, i know. sometimes i just like to knit, knit, knit, even if it's not going anywhere. i did measure before washing and blocking, so i'm not totally knitting blindly.