Thursday, December 29, 2011

Metaphor Socks Finished

Boy, it’s been a busy month! Not only have the holidays been hectic but we bought a new house. So not much knitting has been happening and with the move, I don’t know how much more I will be doing next month. But I did finish the Metaphor Socks, more as a procrastination tactic than anything else. I have to say that I am not too happy with them. The color is off and the fit is weird. But if anyone wants to try them out and maybe make some changes for the better, I have put what I did in a pattern. The pattern can be downloaded off my pattern page. I think the Momen sculpture deserves a better tribute than these socks, but for now I don’t have the time or inclination to make them better. Maybe this summer…

Next up: something quick and easy but more beautiful than the socks. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Top of Sock

I finished the color work for the top of the sock. Boy, it really was a pain with all the colors and bobbins. But it looks pretty good. I am concerned about the width. I think I will just have to join in the round and then gauge how long to make them. They can be adjusted based on anyone’s calf size. I have big Scottish calves so they might be anklets. But someone with willowy legs could conceivably make them thigh highs.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Beginning of a Metaphor

It was not pleasant to knit this with screaming kids running around. I should have waited until they were asleep. But here it is. This is a picture of the balls all joined together. The intarsia is definitely not for the faint of heart. I will do duplicate stitch for the stripes on the second sock to see if it is easier. I also don’t know if they will even fit over a heel to make it into a sock. I might be making the end of a scarf instead.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Graph of Metaphor Socks

The graph for the socks was hard to make. I never realized how hard it is to knit circles. I hope they turn out.

It was also a challenge to think of how I was actually going to knit them. I knit a solitary circle to see if it was even possible. I think they will turn out ok.

The plan is to knit all the balls halfway separately and then join them in one piece. It will have to be flat knitting for a little bit before I can join in the round. I also found it challenging to make sure that when I joined them all the pieces had ended with a right side facing. I had to change the graph several times to get it right.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Socks as a Metaphor?

So I am thinking funny socks that mimic the Tree of Utah. Here is a first blush of a sketch that I did. I am thinking the sock top could have some colorful balls and the sock body would be the trunk.

I then went out and bought some good sock yarn that would help with the color blocks I am going to make.

I mapped out more precisely where the balls would go on the sock. Tomorrow I will try to tackle a graph.