Sunday, May 14, 2006

nearly finished ....





ten more motifs and the main body will be finished! the gaps represent where the last motifs will go, five on each end. i took the pattern to bed with me last night, and i think i understand how to crochet the border. if i hadn't promissed myself to clean house today, i think i would try my best to get the last of the motifs crocheted.





i also had another goal for today, and that was to finish my embossed leaves socks. i have finished one, and am on the heel of the mate. often times, before i start out on a project, i like to surf the net to see who else has knitted this, what it looks like, and did they encounter any problems with the pattern or fit. i found this interesting question and comment section during my research .... what are my thoughts on the socks? i love them! i used the regular tubular cast on i've been using lately on all my other socks, i couldn't squeak out the 15 stitches i was suppose to pick up along my heelflap, so i knitted 13 stitches instead and decreased down to the required number of stitches for the foot, and i did not knit the foot as long because i was afraid i would run out of yarn, and the foot looked long enough for me. i love the toe! it has such a nice stitch detail ....

what's going to be next? i'm all for trying out something new and different, as that's what keeps the sock knitter interested. next up, anna's elfine lace socks! these will be a challenge to me because i've yet to knit a toe up sock that i liked, i will be trying the singular circular method, and i get to knit with my fresh nature's palette! but i have to be good and finish the blue koigu first ....

3 comments:

Jenna said...

Those koigu socks are so stunning, I love that they are so bright and have such a beautiful pattern. Lovely, lovely.

ms. pea said...

i'm so impressed. you put cleaning before crocheting, and it actually happened. i wish i had one iota of your self-discipline!

pinky said...

Man you are just knockin' out the socks! I wish I could do that.

Thanks for the Elphin Lace sock pattern; I'd never seen it before, but you and I both know that I probably have some sock yarn that would look gorgeous knit up like that.

Oh, btw, I *heart* you!