Traveling with Socks
And a close-up of an adorable little beaded heart:
I realized after taking another look at my last post that I finished two of my own sock designs in a row. That was a little odd. I actually only knit Diamondy once before (while writing the pattern) and those socks were a gift, so it's nice to have my own pair now.
And I've knit a few pairs of (Black)hearted. The first pair, long before I actually wrote up the pattern, was a gift. Then I knit the pair for Valentine's Day last year, which is the one pictured in the pattern. I have yarn somewhere for a pair to match the pink pair in the pattern pictures (MJ knit those), but the Stitch Jones yarn was just perfect, and it *was* Valentine's Day, so I made the beaded pair to hold me over. I guess that's the good thing about mix & match patterns, none of mine will be exactly the same.
I got a little more knitting done on the train yesterday, and I now have one completed Leyburn sock:
I almost always knit my socks 2 at a time, so this one is giving me an opportunity for 2nd sock syndrome. I've already cast on the second sock, but we'll see how long it takes me to finish it...
I modified the pattern to be knit cuff-down and used only 60 stitches which should be plenty for me. The yarn is Socks That Rock lightweight in Carbon Dating.
Listening to: Eye ~ Smashing Pumpkins, Dope Hat ~ Marilyn Manson