Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tendon Socks

Still working on my first Wind and Willow sock and Wish You Were Here. Still enjoying both--although I'd hoped to have finished the sock by now. Almost there, but not quite.

Usually I prefer to knit socks cuff-down, but with a pattern like this it's very useful to be able to try on the sock as you go along. I demonstrated it to Keith the other day and he approved of my progress. "It looks like tendons," he said.

Hmm. Not what the designer had in mind, I imagine; I think he was referring to the color, also.

I need to have the charts close at hand to knit this (which is part of why it's not finished--I have to spend time going back and finding my place whenever I put it down to pick up the baby or answer to some other interruption), but it's not a difficult pattern, I had my doubts as to whether one skein of sock yarn would be enough since it's a pair of knee socks, but they are knit on size 6 needles (!), which means the yarn goes a long way.

If I could change one thing about the pattern, I think I wouldn't have any lace on the sole of the foot. Not something I can change now that I've knit the first sock, which is just as well--I try to modify socks all the time, but it never ends up going quite as I envision. :-P

Joining up with Ginny's Yarn Along.


  1. I really, really like the sock pattern, it looks very pretty.

  2. I love that sock pattern! However I am a die hard cuff down girl...

    1. I am too! But I really wanted to make these particular socks ... and I'm not expert enough yet to be confident about converting patterns. So I stumbled my way through the figure eight cast-on. :)

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    1. A memoir called _Wish You Were Here_ by Amy Welborn. :) Almost done!