Monday, October 8, 2007
one mosaic sock done
Here's the first of the mosaic socks done. The pattern is from More Sensational Knitted Socks.
It's not really a very good photo but it's getting late in the afternoon and I've taken it on an angle. I also thought I had spread out the sock, but I see one part of the pattern appears to be pulled in and gathered. It's the way it's sitting on the leaf. No gathers in real life. The colour is off too. It was more accurate in the photo from last week. It's really a full-on pillarbox red and a very deep royal purple. This looks like a mauve and a pinky red. Not at all.
Now before anybody thinks this was a quick knit, I have a confession to make. I started this in the middle of last week and posted a picture of the first pattern half done. It's an easy pattern but not one I could do at work where I am constantly interrupted and I would make a mistake in the counting for sure. 28 rows in the pattern but every second row is the same as the one before.
I was babysitting grandchildren last Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, so could do none there. I was helping Miss Just Seven untangle her knitting, and Master Just Two is not knitting friendly yet. Just before DIL arrived home from work, we started to tidy up. I turned and stepped without looking and trod on his handcrafted wooden tractor with grader blade. I stumbled because my bare foot hurt so much and fell over as there was absolutely nothing to grab hold of for support. Full length on the loungeroom floor. Some nasty bruises, a good deal of stiffness and a very sore foot where I trod on the thick blade.
So I did nothing yesterday. Just sat and rested with my foot up. So plenty of time for knitting. All day.