Friday, April 18, 2008

Twist and Shout

I had a bit of time between Round 1 and Round 2 of Sock Madness, so I knit ... some socks.

When Michelle posted about a pair of socks that she knit a while ago, I commented on how much I liked them. Luckily for me, she was writing up the pattern and asked if I would be interested in test knitting it for her. Of course I said yes.

Super fun, super fast, and super socks. The pattern was very well written and easy to follow -- so easy that I was able to make my first toe-up heel flap socks by just following her direction. I didn't realize it was ... easy- LOL!!

Please excuse the brown socks on grey concrete photos ... I was so happy with the socks that I didn't think about the background.

The pattern is now available either from Michelle's blog or directly from Ravelry. Give it a try ... I think you'll like it.

I must admit to being a bad test knitter, though. I couldn't help but mess around with the ribbing at the top of the sock. Just change the first and last stitches of the chart, and then knit in pattern instead of 1x1, and you get this.

In the Other News Department, Laura has devised a very clever cast-on that works wonderfully for entrelac and she's given me permission to link to it from the Garterlac pattern page. Thanks very much, Laura -- I'm finally getting around to it. Apologies to the rest of you if that page shows up in your feed readers again because I mucked about with it.