Pattern: Love and Liquor by General Hogbuffer
Yarn: *swoon* Rhorspatz & WOLLMEISE "pure" 100% Merino Superwash in "VAMP". (I'm not going to even attempt to link it- it's too hard to get!)
Needles: US 1
Notes: I didn't knit these on 2 circulars as suggested in the pattern, instead I used 5 DPNs. This pattern was EXTREMELY... extremely well written and really holds your hand through the various steps. It looks (and sounds!) challenging but once you get into the meat of the pattern it's actually not too hard.
It's been a long time where I've just been WOWED by my knitting. But I am proud of myself for these. I need to show you the back of the heel. The heel construction is VERY different on this and you actually kitchner stitch the seam together before picking up and knitting the leg. LOOK at this kitchner stitching.... IT IS ART!
I really enjoyed knitting these, even though I entered with a considerable amount of trepidation, I am glad I sunk my teeth into it. Also I really enjoyed new techniques and the unsual construction of this sock. In general, I am VERY happy with these and it reminds me that taking on a challenge is often worth it in the end!
Finishing these has forced me to get serious about the next two deadlines. I need to fire on all cylinders here and get two projects done by the end of June. (which EEK- isn't that far away!)
I want to knit a pair of music mittens for Parker's music teacher. I had originally wanted to design the pattern but reality set in and I realized I just didn't have the time to devote to a design. That's not to say I could just leave "well enough" alone though.... I am in modify mode on a lovely pattern.
I've also finalized my blanket plan for the next baby due in June. (It never ends.) And I'm excited to get into that pattern also- although it will require a yarn purchase, so we'll discuss it at a later date.
Here we go- knitting progress is heating up again!