Sock Madness!!! – Flying Dutchman

Whew! I knit a pair of sort-of-complicated socks in just over three days!

Flying Dutchman Socks

Flying Dutchman Socks

The pattern is Flying Dutchman and it is was the Round 2 pattern for Sock Madness 7. The sailboat motif is achieved through a technique called intarsa in the round, which is fairly complicated and requires a lot of turning and purling back and then turning and knitting forward, etc. I’m so pleased that the socks turned out so well, which is mostly thanks to a very well written pattern. (I had taken a class on intarsa in the round in the fall of 2011 and it just didn’t click. But now I get it!)

A sailboat!

A sailboat!

The yarn is Berroco Comfort sock in colourways Pearl (white) and Hari Hari. (The blue was supposed to be patterned, but my skein really wasn’t. Check the link to see what it should have looked like.)

So, I’m through to round 3, which should start in a week or so. Until then, I think I need to rest my hands a little bit. I just wish we had a bit more sun here so I could do something like sit outside or go for walks to otherwise entertain myself.

I have brought just a little bit of spring inside though, since Mother Nature seems to be taking a bit of a rest outdoors.

A pot of mini daffodils

A pot of mini daffodils

Vibrant red tulips and my ever suffering pot of violets.

Vibrant red tulips and my ever suffering pot of violets.

I hope spring is making an appearance in your part of the world. (Or autumn, if you happen to on the opposite side of the globe.) Part of the reason I love living where I do is because we have four very different seasons, but I just wish they would change a bit quicker this year. 😉

 

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