I don’t have too much progress to share this week because I’ve been forced to take another break from stitching and knitting. My tennis elbow is acting up again. I think, perhaps, I’d really better go to physiotherapy this time. :/
Before my arm starting complaining again, I did manage to finish up a couple of pairs of socks.
Top-Down Fleegle Heel Socks
These is my top-down socks with a modified Fleegle heel. I wrote the pattern, but I didn’t invent the heel. I’m hoping to release the pattern for free once my test knitter finishes with the smaller size and I get the pattern cleaned up a little.
The yarn is Schoeller+Stahl Sockina Cotton, a very nice cotton and acrylic blend, in colourway 002. You’ve got to love those inventive colour names.
Next up is my Pussy Willow Stockings, designed by Cat Bordhi and available in the book Sock Knitting Master Class.
Pussy Willow Stockings
The yarn is On Your Toes Bamboo in colourway Cafe Mocha. To be totally honest, I don’t like these socks. The toe, Cat Bordhi’s moccasin toe, fits very strangely. I imagine that if you have pointy toes it would work while, but I have nicely rounded feet, and so I end up with a weird point somewhere around my big toe. I’ve only worn them once, and I imagine I probably never will again. What a shame.
In other sock knitting news, I’ve had to drop out of Sock Madness. My hand was hurting far too much for me to attempt to knit a pair of socks in just a few days. I”m disappointed that I wasn’t able to make it any further in the competition, but I’m also glad that I did make it to round 4. (I’ve also been watching to see how many people on my team have completed the socks so far, and I’m pretty sure I might have even made it to round 5.)
Tomorrow I’ll share some stitching. My hand is doing better, and I’ve been itching to pick up my needle again.