One pattern repeat into the sock:
Now back to knitting it.
A tease, if you will...
Rainbow socks are being knit in a modified version of the "Fallen Leaves" pattern from Knitty. The original pattern is far too wide for my feet, so I cut 12 stitches off the sock. I started with Judy's Magic Cast-On, and increased to 30 stitches per needle (magic loop method). For the pattern, I centered two repeats of the pattern in the middle. Had 60 stitches total on the needles, 32 on instep and 28 on foot. I took the 4 stitches on each side of the pattern to do a mini cable/twist type stitch (k2tog, k through first stitch again, slip off needle) with a purl on either side. It looks very cool, and basically outlines the sides of my feet.
I made a mini-gusset sort of, adding 4 stitches to each side so the bottom of the foot had 36 stitches on the needles (original pattern number) before I started the short row heel. That way, I could knit the heel exactly as stated in the pattern. It was def. a different sort of short row heel, using YO's instead of the usual W&T method I'm used to. It worked, was interesting, but don't know if I'd do it again. Once I finished the heel, I decreased 2 stitches per row (k2tog on one side, ssk on other) at row ends until I was back to my 60 stitches. By this point I'd stopped knitting the leaf pattern, but kept the mini cable on each side. Now I'm working essentially stockinette stitch around, and adding the mini-twist in two spots in the middle. Then once I have about an inch or so of leg, I will do the cuff in the mini-twist pattern (p1, twist, p1). The twist is a 4-row pattern (twist row 1, knit the stitches for next 3 rows, repeat) so I figure I'll do a 12-row cuff. I plan on a sewn bind-off.
And now that you're trying to wrap your brain around all that, I'm going upstairs to finish knitting the sock so I can take a picture of it to share.
Awww... I feel guilty...
Here's the start to give you an idea.
Those are Entrelac Stitch Markers there, by the way. Itty bitty ones I'm testing for Ana. I love them. They're pretty and don't get in the way. I hope she decides to make them for sale. I may ask her for more to use on some of the other stuff I'm working on. Only work up to 2.5mm needles (which is what these are). Awesome.
Now I'm really going.
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Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.
The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.
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Here is a WIP piccy. I'll take another one soon. It is the Peacock Feathers Shawl, from Fiddlesticks. It is definitely not a mindless knit. Every flippin' row is different. But wow. It's gorgeous. It is made with Artsygal laceweight yarn. Being knit on Addi Lace size 4's purchased from the wonderful people at City Knitting in Grand Rapids, and being marked with Entrelac stitch markers. It's heaven on needles, I swear. I'm loving it. I'm actually intentionally taking my time with it.
I shall leave it at that, as I have more pics in the WIP set on Flickr. Look at 'em there. For now, I've a house to clean. Will knit for cleaning services... seriously.
First we have some Shaeffer Anne. Isn't it lovely?
Next we have Bearfoot in Raven. This will be socks for Himself, eventually.
And This is some Lana Grossa I originally picked up for Mumblefee, but decided I liked too much and kept for myself. It's actually a deep purple and pale pink, perfect for my girly girls.
This one is the Knit Tin I purchased. I have since sent the actual tin on to Bumblefee, but I still have the yarn, needles and pattern. I'll likely use a different pattern, but I did use the needles for Amber's socks!
I think that's all for now. If I find more, I'll post it.