Do you not love this pattern?? Anne calls it man~lace, but I think it is pretty darn nice girly lace too. Another Anne came up with the name for this sock....it is a term for a type of corn plant. Can you see the little ears of corn on little stalks?
This is the first time I have ever worked on a sock that is done from the toe up and the first time I have done short row toes and heels as well. My heel came out much better than the toe, thanks to all the great tips you gave to me.
I am going to have to rework the cast off as it is a bit tight. This has always been a concern to me in the past whenever I had contemplated knitting from the toe up, as my calf muscle is not small. Anne gave me a few tips, so I will rip it out and give it another try, as I would hate to break the cast off edge putting them on or taking them off.
~~ All in all, I LOVE this pattern!
Pattern: Teosinte Socks
Yarn: Woolen Rabbit Superwash Rosemary & Thyme
I am going to do another pair when I finish this one's mate, but this time I am going to work them from the top down, but still keep the short row heels and toes. I will have to fool with the pattern to get the ears going in the right direction....or maybe I will just have upside down stalks...LOL.
Because I wanted to help Anne get her pattern proofed so that she could offer it for sale, I really pushed myself hard to get the sock done. Too give my tired arm a rest (I am a tense knitter), I have spent the morning working on my CMF roving. Have I mentioned how much I love spinning this stuff? The funny thing is, one of my middle daughters who is a tomboy for sure, absolutely loves this roving and is begging for some socks...LOL! I think that there will be enough for both she and me :-).
Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts
Linda Whiting and some of her friends from Maine are offering a fiber arts workshop the weekend of June 22-24th. Go take a peek at some of the fabulous classes that are being offered. I know that there is one or 2 that I think I just may have to attend!