Election day is here and I hope everyone is having a good day. I will not discuss my political views here because I think everyone has a right to feel the way they feel. Respect others enough to be able to discuss and disagree without fighting, that’s my hope.
On to the knitting. Yesterday I knit a new sock, it’s called Broken Seed Stitch Socks by Hanna Leväniemi it is a free pattern on Ravelry. I am linking it in case you want to give it a try. I did mine in a chocolate-brown for toes, heels, and cuff. The blue is a light cross between a baby and teal blue. Lastly is the variegated and it’s called camo, I know you can’t tell.
When I picked these colors from the pile of sock knitting colors I have bought over the years, I was thinking I must be crazy… Well it works! “Sometimes you just need to go with your gut”, as Jethro Leroy Gibbs might say.
I worked these socks as I always knit my socks, well the numbers are the same. I knit socks as a flicker most of the time and I knit everything else as a picker. With this pattern and having to work knits and purls. It’s hard to teach an old dog how to knit with the other hand, not impossible just hard.
My knitting as an English style knitter is much tighter, unless I am knitting fair isle and then I loosen up to match my continental knitting. Don’t ask me why my hand do all these crazy things all by themselves. Enough rambling on, the point I was trying to make was my socks are wide and will be worn by a person with wide feet. So please swatch before you knit this sock pattern, because I didn’t hahaha…Who would have guessed. I’ll insert a picture of my wide sock here. The pattern is clear and makes a beautiful sock. Take a look around Hannah’s store shed is a fantastic designer and you might find a pattern for your next project. When you go to get your pattern take a look at those that have gone before you. This is a way I cull out some of my color choices. Using all of the Ravelry buttons. Socks have not been washed or blocked, yet.