Sunday, May 04, 2008

Green(S)leaves

The front
The back

Right now I'm knitting a single sample sock called Autumn in Oregon.

At first it drove me nuts, but I think I was just tired when I started it last night. So, now it's really fun...but I'm tired again so I'd better put it aside for the day. This is the first time that I've done the top trim flat, sewn it together and then knit down. See, there's always a first when I do sample or test knitting. That's why I do it: to force myself to learn new techniques that do not immediately strike me as fun.

2 comments:

Diane in Chico, CA said...

Lucy Neatby's Fiesta Socks are done this way, knitting a band and then picking up and knitting down the top of a sock. I heard about it at her talk at Stitches and liked it so much I bought the pattern. I think the thing that caught my attention was all the bright color - must be part magpie.

Your sample looks like lots of fun!

Cheers,
Diane in Chico

Michelle said...

The socks I just finished have a cuff that starts out knit flat, then is joined to knit the leg.

The one I started yesterday starts right in with ribbing in the round and it occurred to me while I fought with the first couple of rounds how nice it was to knit the other ones flat for an inch or two first!

(That sock you're working on is intriguing, by the way...not sure I'd actually make--or wear--them, but they look kind of fun.)