You may have thought from all of the weaving posts that I had given up on knitting. But no, that is not the case. The knitting has just been going on behind the scenes when I would go to Sip ‘n Knit and when it would get too dark for me to weave.
And since I hadn’t posted about the diamond brocade sock in a while, you might have assumed that I had given up on that.
That was almost the case, but I am giving the (damn) thing another attempt.
This time around, I am just doing a slip stitch pattern for the foot. Hopefully this time is the charm. (I have lost count of whether this is the third, fourth, or fifth time for the foot.)
Because all of that ripping makes the diamond brocade not very portable, I started this sock at weaving guild meeting this past week.
The yarn is Sheila’s sock yarn in Green Tamborine. I love this shade of green. I haven’t completely decided on the design, but a tree motif will be involved to make it kind of Christmas-y, without limiting the socks to being only wearable in December.
Over the weekend, I finished up the first of this pair of socks.
The yarn is Dave Daniel’s superwash merino sock yarn in Kaliedoscope colorway. I haven’t started the second sock yet because I am going to try to document all of the steps that I do in knitting a sock for teaching purposes. Hopefully, I won’t get carried away again, and forget to stop and take pictures along the way. (The STR socks were supposed to be the example for teaching, originally; but I just kept on knitting. Oh well. My cast on photos for those socks were not that good, anyway.)
And here is our model, doing what he does best (and most often.) What an awful life he must have, lying around all day. Poor thing.
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