I've admitted more than once to being easily amused. Here's proof: This week's completed Socktoberfest socks were knit using a Broken Rib stitch pattern. Get it? I'm working on healing a broken rib. And knitting the Broken Rib. Hardy-har-har.
Yarn is Kona SuperWash DK weight 100% wool from Wool2Dye4, dyed with acid dyes. Knit on US size 3 dpns over 50 stitches for the cuff, decreasing to 48 stitches for the foot. I'm particularly pleased with the way the Eye of Partridge heel came out. On the right side, I knit through the back loop... I think I read somewhere that accentuates the stitches. As always, click for a larger view.
Speaking of being easily amused, I just love the magic way glass colors emerge, often reacting in unexpected ways. For these beads, I used only two different glasses - Copper Green and Clear. The copper in the green sometimes turns pink, especially when encased in clear. Cool, eh? These are on
my JustBeads list this week... go here to see more views.
One of the recent topics of discussion on the Yahoo Socknitter's list is using up leftover sock yarn. Someone showed pictures of her solution, knitting socks using black striped with the leftover bits. I really like the way those looked, and have had an idea percolating. I still need to work out the specifics, but soon I'll be announcing a trade offer of beads and/or buttons for sock yarn. Stay tuned!