Monday, February 3, 2014
Crazy Mixed-Up Socks
It has been unusually cold in Texas and the Cedar Pollen has been heavy. Consequently, I have spent many days in the house by the fireplace sipping warm beverages. Work in the studio has come to a temporary halt. Unfinished projects are languishing on various surfaces right where I left them. But I have been doing something. It is not like me to just sit. My hands like to be busy, so I worked on these socks.
I had about a seven inch tube of knitting done in a pattern called Goldengrove, but I thought the pattern was a little subtle for MY socks. So, I continued knitting the tube (from both sides of the patterned section), but I started making stripes and patterns in different colors, making it up as I went along. When the tube was long enough, I cut it apart in the middle of the Goldengrove section, added "Afterthought Heels" and then toes. And here they are. Crazy Mixed-Up Socks. I feel happy when I look at them. I have been wanting to try this cut up tube thing since I read about it in The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook. I had a good time knitting away doing whatever I wanted and not worrying about both socks matching. I don't believe in that anyway. Think about how many more patterns you can try if you are not repeating the ones you have already knit!