A few rounds of the gusset are done, and I have reached the end of the color –now and inch or two of plain black –the black stripe on the foot will be a bit shorter—I still have 14 more decreases to do on the gussets—the sock (leg) was knit at 64 stitches, (so the flap was 32 stitches, and 32 rows, and that meant 32 +2 stitches picked up—34 total—so the deep flap generated a deep gusset!
But it’s all fine! Look I even have photo’s!
Meanwhile, there was this detour.
Let me start out by saying.. We all have innate skills—our minds are all wired the same—and slightly differently—some –Mozart comes to mind—have musically skills beyond the ordinary (some, like me, are tone deaf) Some have a proficiency for language (Hi Melanie--) and are reading in preschool.
But when it came to knitting—well it took me a few months to get it (about 6 months) but then—once I got it. Well I GOT IT. Nothing about knitting is difficult for me. I don’t make a point of specializing in EVERYTHING—but I can do everything (well everything I’ve tried I can do... and I have tried just about everything.) I can look at most knitting and see how it was knit—and copy—always the general design, frequently special details, and often the exact stitch.
So my detour—is a bit of reverse engineering—it’s a
At a glance, I could spit out general directions for the reverse engineered knock off I am working on-- but –I decided to go all out, and
1—Make a proper pattern
(This is one of my goals for New Year –to document more patterns so this detour isn’t really taking me somewhere I don’t want to go!)
2—Knit and photograph as I go.
So last night I cast on...
And made some progress (what you are seeing is roughly 6.5 by 11 inches... and about 60% or so percent done)—(Did I say 11? Well it does measure about 11 inches) --Hard to see what it is? Well no wonder, the image is blurry! D'oh, did you think you'd get a really good hint?
Oh, yeah, did I mention? I am an efficient knitter—I don’t make speed a goal—it’s a side effect of minimal movement and years of practice--so this is just about 3 hours of knitting--and by far the 'hardest' part of the project. The remaining knitting is so much easier!
This detour is a bit more detailed then my off the top of my head comments on re-engineering a pattern… and my plan is that by tomorrow—this space will have all the details—the Pattern—already out lined—should be available tomorrow too—But only on Ravelry—So if you aren’t there yet—get going!
(have some coffee and JelliDonut, while you are there!)