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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Hopscotch socks*

The socks are progressing nicely thank you very much. They're a little bit hard work as there are some tight cables in there (must loosen up whilst knitting) but I like the way the pattern's working out.

hopscotch socks

I'll continue in the diamond pattern until the ankle and then I think the cables will meander off somewhere (though I haven't really worked that out yet). I am making notes as I go along and will write it up as a pattern** at the end.

The book (in case you hadn't guessed) is Atonement by Ian McEwan. I find that the making of books into "major motion pictures" is a great inducement to read them. Something about those glossy film stills on the cover. I seem to read a lot of books - The English Patient, Pride and Prejudice, Schindler's Ark, Jurassic Park(!) - the week before the film/TV adaption comes out. Luckily I'm a quick reader, at least I am when I'm not knitting. The knitting cuts a lot into my reading time, largely because it's difficult to find books which will stay open flat without a complicated system of coffee mugs weighting them down, and I find that I read a lot less now than before I took up knitting. Must take steps to curb this before I end up with a brain that contains nothing but fibre (at least metaphorically).

* Thanks to Aliki for the name. She used the word to describe the 1, 2, 1, 2 pattern of diamonds when trying to work out from me what it was going to look like.

** I don't know yet if it will be a "pattern" pattern or just a selection of charts with with add your own heel and toe. Depends on what I do for the heel I think. Of course even if it does turn out to be a "pattern" pattern then you're still perfectly at liberty to do that anyway!



Hurrah! I named a sock (even if it was without knowing it at the time).

Ilix said...

Those look great! I may have to find that pattern..... LOL

Lara said...

I love the way that the colour of the wool matches Keira's lipstick in that picture. Very pretty.
I love the socks and the name. Can't wait to see them!

Liz said...

I'll be posting the pattern as son as they're done btw.