Still buzzing on the Catnip (socks)

Posted July 6, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies, Whimsy / 0 Comments

It hardly feels like it’s been almost two weeks since I started these. It feels like they’ve been going faster than lightning, but maybe that’s just because I’m doing them both at the same time and the colour is so happyshiny that I don’t necessarily want them to end.

I poke holes in my socks. On purpose.

Well, I obviously want them to end…but I think you know what I mean.  They’re gorgeous, from the tips of the toes to the tops of the ankles.  I’m working my way to the top of the cuff. I figure it won’t take much longer than a couple of hours to get the last inch of leg done, then a 2×2 rib cuff.  But that’s OK.  I have designwork to get to.

I know that I’ve mentioned the mythical “designwork” previously, but each time I get halfway done a first-sock prototype, things focus a little more clearly in my mind.  Part of the problem with design is that you have to weed out the great ideas from the not-so-great ideas.  Sometimes the sock gets “cluttered” and you wind up with the elements of two or three socks trying to coexist in one place. I have to keep reminding myself that this is going to be a sock for a man who likes to wear out the toes and heels. It doesn’t need any fancy bells and whistles, it doesn’t need any attractive “features”.  It needs to be functional and tasteful.  My original idea, which was relatively plain to begin with, is ideal, particularly since I’m designing for a yarn that knits up fairly busily.

I said the colour variation was busy, didn't I?

Something tells me I’ll be spending a little time with my ball-winder.  In the meantime….happyprettyyellowsocks!


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