Saturday, June 24, 2006

Photographic Evidence

Here, as promised, pictures!

First things first:

Pattern: Pomatomus (winter '05 Knitty) by Cookie A.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in colorway Jay Pond
Needles: US 2 (really more like 1.5) Inox dpns
Recipient: my mom
Mods: My own reversal of the pattern for one sock, to create a mirror-image pair.

These were my mom's Mother's Day present, which I hope she won't mind getting so late! (At least she's in a better situation than my future MIL, whose feet I have yet to even measure for her socks.) I am still not 100 percent pleased with the pattern reversal, but I am working on another prototype sock with an additional modification that looks like it's coming out more the way I wanted it to. I'll know in about another pattern repeat if it's working, and if I does I'll be posting the mods on this here blog shortly.

Here's a closeup shot of the socks so you can see how the pattern has been reversed:

Next up -- sing along with me, now! -- Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, good-bye!

Say adios to Trellis! Yes, that is my trash can. Frankly I didn't even think it was worth it to throw this sweater in the frog pond. The yarn is acrylic baby yarn I got on sale at JoAnn's; maybe if it was wool I'd feel differently. Somehow I managed to build up an incredible resentment of this sweater, and throwing it away -- really throwing it away -- just felt so good. This sweater might look really cute once it's knit up, but the actual process of knitting it was a big pain in the you-know-what. If you ask me, a knit item for a baby or little kid shouldn't be so complicated. I'm using the rest of this yarn for a baby sweater I like much better.


  1. The socks look AWESOME! As for trashing a wip? I've done it. Somethings are just not worth the work and effort that goes in to or out of them.

  2. Hi! I too tried the Trellis sweater, and after three emails with Britta, the designer it was finally said that the pattern found online has errors in it. I tore out the entire back and have moved on to bigger and better things! I also made the sweater you mention here and is how I originally found your blog and became a blogger myself. I do want to make a cable knit baby sweater, and found a Debbie Bliss pattern in one of her books. I haven't begun it yet, I'm busy making shawls at the moment, but when I do, I'll post a picture.

    I like the socks you made your mom, hope she likes them.

  3. When I look at your lace shawl, it just absolutely amazes me that trellis was difficult for you. Isn't it strange how our brains work? Trellis was easy for me, but I couldn't make that lace shawl if my life depended on it.

  4. I just can't stop laughing at Trellis in your trash can. I was thinking about making it eventually because it looked challenging and somebody will have a kid to fit into it someday, but I kept reading about people having problems with it.

  5. The socks are very beautiful. I am still trying to decide which of my socks yarns to use for the next Pomatomus when you finish your reversal of the pattern.

  6. The finished socks look great!