Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Things that are hard...

... photographing one's own feet without a tripod.

I gotta get me one of them. Sigh.

Pattern: Canada from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Bits and bobs lying about. The main color is Knit Picks Gloss in Woodland Sage left over from Thermal. The others are left over from various other socks - Dad's Gentleman's Shooting Socks and my Child's First Socks (incidentally, both Nancy Bush patterns)

What's that? You want a close up of the color work and Latvian twist?

Oh, fine. The Latvian twist is pretty darn cool. It's the kind of thing where you're pretty sure it's not going to work or if it does it's sure not going to look good, but you trust the pattern and you keep on going even when it looks like bollocks, and lo! it works! And looks freaking cool!
The only mods I made were to shorten the leg. I think that this is actualy more visually pleasing, plus even if I had left the leg long, I thought that it would probably collapse around my ankles under the extra weight of the colorwork. The original had this same colorwork chart with about 3 or 4 inches of extra stockinette with the clocks. Speaking of colorwork, did you know that it's supposed to be maple leaves? No maple leaves I've ever seen, that's for sure.

1 comment:

Kara said...

The twist is amazing! I think that you did just fine without a tripod. Your socks are fab.