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.