I've had this yarn kicking around for about a year. It's KnitPicks undyed sock yarn, which I dyed with RIT dye. I think it was just "purple" and nothing else but I can't remember. It's been a year!
|Mittens in background by my mum. Also, this is what happens when you let your sister who is a dancer take pictures of socks - she badgers you into ballet positions. I think this is "fifth relevé" but you would have to ask Kate!|
For a change I used someone else's pattern, too. It's Zokni by "mintyfresh" on Ravelry. This is the first time I've done a short-rows heel and I can't quite decide if I like it. It fits well and looks good, but it seems a little... flimsy? I don't know.
The lace pattern drove me crazy. I usually memorise charts after just a few repeats but it took me a sock and a half to get this one completely memorised! Weird. But it's really pretty and I like the way it looks, so I guess it's worth it.
They only took me four days, start to finish. I began the first one on the airplane, Christmas Sunday morning, and worked in the last end on Wednesday afternoon. Of course this was a holiday week so I had lots of time to sit around knitting while I talked with family (or sat in the car while we drove somewhere!)
I've finished one other project but it's a gift and I don't want to blog it until it's gone to its recipient! So maybe I'll talk about something other than knitting for the next few days ;-)