Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's Alive!

Alive and knitting.
March has been a difficult month for many reasons. But there's more to it than that. For one thing, the cat disassembled my keyboard and removed the space key. It didn't work until Mr. Batty put it back in -- my attempts didn't quite work. Typing with a fickle space key is annoying, I tell you!

Apart from that, I have been working out. Long walks, not the slow kind either. I'm slowly getting my strength back. And I'm knitting. This is the first of many -- I've been quite productive and not so good about sharing.

I present to you: Sequoia. You can wear them with the cuffs down.

The gusset decreases are neat. They happen at the center of the top of your foot.

You can wear them with the cuffs up. Also a very attractive look.

There's good pooling and there's bad pooling. This yarn makes the sock look like sunlight shining through the trees, creating golden light and brown shadow on redwood trees.

The prosaic details:
Pattern: Sequoia by Janel Laidman, part of last year's Solemates sock club
Yarn: Paca Peds sock yarn
Needles: US #0/2 mm
Comments: The only change I made is to substitute my regular eye of partridge pattern for the heel flap. RS: sl1, (k1, sl1) to last 2 stitches, k2. WS: sl1, p across

I have also been really bad about catching up with the knitting blogosphere. I'll be coming to visit soon, I promise!


Anonymous said...

Hello Batty! Good to see you again!

Jo said...

Interesting construction - I want to see a pic of the top of the sock.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colorway. You make the best socks!

Having the cat take apart your keyboard? Not so nice.

jpknits said...

great socks

Great color accidents

GREAT to hear your words