Okay, okay. I do knit. I rarely finish anything, so on the rare occasion that I do, it’ll be posted here. I do own yarns I didn’t make myself, and will eventually get those projects up here (again with the finishing thing.)
Anyway, I have 2 projects to show off today. I finally finished Charlie’s Atari socks. They’re the Breathless pattern (shush, you!) again, at the strong request of miz Charlie. She had dyed some Obedience yarn hers own self and insisted I make her these socks with it.
She insisted on doing “pretty feet” for me, so I’ll include the pic here. While I was knitting the socks up, I noticed that the way her colours landed together reminded me of Atari games, especially the really super ones that had more than 3 colours.
Charlie’s favourite colour is green, so that’s what she chose for beads. I’m rather pleased with the way these turned out!
Along the same lines, I modified the Breathless pattern to look kind of like a banana. I’d have done colourwork, but I haven’t mastered that particular art yet. Soon though. My friend Stacey swears she’ll teach me, I suspect I may not be teachable. Anyway, they were to finally use up the ripe banana colour I had done a year or so ago but hadn’t found the right pattern for yet. I rather like how my banana slippers turned out!
I kept the lacing feature up the back because there’s an avatar on Ravelry which greatly amuses me of a banana bound in a criss cross pattern. And finally, my bead choice;
Since I couldn’t swing the banana colour on the foot, I used appropriately coloured beads. Come winter, I am going to have some happy feet!
I’m casting on (hopefully) some Play at Life Jumping Joy Sockie Maki tonight, solid pattern decision notwithstanding. See, that’s my problem; I love so many patterns and so many yarns, and I want to make all the patterns in all the yarns, and it just doesn’t always work out that way.