So, I ripped out my other sock and have set it aside. I have been working on this all week. This is using Knit Picks "Felici" Hummingbird. I love this yarn. I'm using the basic sock pattern that I learned in class but measured my ankle higher up as I really like them longer. Cast on 64 sts. Did about 1.5" in k2p2, them looked all through every sock pattern I could find looking for a simple stitch pattern to give them interest. I zone out when knitting and if I do not say the stitches as I knit I just keep going along and them more times then not I have to stitch back and fix it. So, I could go on forever makeing basic k2p2 socks but really wanted to but something into the mix. This is a pattern from Schaefer Yarn Company #193 Anne Mock Cable Twist. the pattern is free. The only part I used was the pattern:
Mock Cable pattern: (Worked over 4 stitches)
Row 1: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *
Row 2: * K 2 tog, do not remove from left needle. K the first st again. Remove both sts from left needle. P 2. Repeat from *
Row 3: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *
Row 4: * K 2, p 2. Repeat from *
I don't think my heal will not look like this one. I used size 1. See that niffty row counter. I got that at Knit Picks also, but they do not have it listed at this time. I love gadgets. For any reason. Electronic, kitchen (I don't cook!) etc. When I was active in Stained Glasss, I tried them all. Now that I am into knitting I keep my eye out for them. After the scarfs and felted bag stage, I realized that I would need to keep track. So I invested in one of these. Then I got hi-tech and went with one of these at my LYS. I also have a couple of these. Problem with all of them I kept forgetting if I added the row. Did I click at the start or the end. Too much to think about. Then I saw these and they are perfect. The pattern in 4 row repeat. I keep in just after the 1st two stitches which are always knit. Since, I could not find the exact item I got at Knit Picks I did a search and came acrosss this site. Turtlegirls blog! and she has instructions on how we can make our own.
I was out the other morning, yes, having that damn smoke, and came across Zorro. He was at the base of a cedar tree, which is really a bird condo. He reminds me of a kid who thinks you can't see them when we play peek-a-boo.