during the long holiday weekend, last weekend ..., i got a fair amount of knitting done. first up, a sock that was started months ago! just about every sock i knit has a stall point. sometimes it's just deciding on a pattern, or gauge, but most often ... it's the toe.
i have a lot of toe anxiety. but, with this sock, there aren't too many choices ... only two choices, as to when to begin the toe. that wasn't really the problem ('cause i'm on a tangent). the problem was, i made a mistake somewhere. so i had to rip. did i rip immediately? gosh no ! i think i waited months. but, once i did rip, i finished in a jiffy.
oh, this is the embossed leaves sock knitted with black liisu sock yarn, a fingering wool & mohair blend. the yarn did color my hands. also, the mohair blooms upon knitting. the photo does not give the pattern justice though ... here' s a detail shot.
also, last weekend ... i visited a couple of yarn stores in charlotte. mom picked me up at the train station friday morning, and we sat for awhile in the parking lot, keying in the gps locations of charlotte yarn and baskets of yarn. the yarn above, trekking 05, was purchased at the first stop, charlotte yarn. i got another colorway of trekking there as well. i love trekking ! i was also fortunate to find some size zero dpns there, as my other set is misplaced. so, i have one sock knitted thus far, and plan on starting the mate within the next month.
i must add, i give thanks to cristi for giving me the inside scoop on charlotte LYS's. thanks cristi!!!
of course, i started some fresh sockens (disclaimer: i am NOT the most monogamous sock knitter in the world). this yarn was purchased at the second venue of the day. i'm always on the hunt for some good solids. this is sockotta, a cotton/wool/nylon blend. i am knitting the child's first socks from nancy bush's _knitting vintage socks_ book. i charted the pattern as i'm not a big fan of reading line by line instructions. i am ready for the heel. yay!