each new month of SKA means a new cast on, for a new challenge.
this month, i am seriously taking on the challenge. yes, i can knit socks, heck, i could probably knit a pair blindfolded. really.
but, that doesn't mean i've mastered all the techniques.
this sock is called "bulgarian blooms" ... it's from the book _sock knitting master class_. the sock is knitted toe up (eeks!) (lol!), and then when the flower portion is introduced, the flowers are knitted as intarsia-in-the-round. the technique is completely explained by the designer, priscilla gibson-roberts.
i'm anxious to start this part, and as you can see, i've chosen my colors. BUT, i'm going to probably wait 'til the weekend to introduce the colors. i just think i need some solid "me time" to try this thing out.
the black is the only "new" yarn (ie: from stash, but never knitted), and the other colors are leftovers. so, if you have a main color, this project will make a good stash buster.
the other pair i'm working on ...
is called linaria bipartita. this pattern is by hunter. oh, so beautiful! the yarn is dream in color "smooshy".
i haven't knitted so much on this, because i've been distracted with other socks ... but, it's such a keeper.