Blue Butterflies for My Feet

A week and a half ago or so I whined about how I’ve had to cut back on knitting and other things for a little while to allow the nerve in my elbow to heal a bit. Thankfully, things seem to be progressing well, and I’ve been able to pick up my knitting needles again–but only for a couple of hours a day. I’m trying to be careful and restrained.

Kai Mei

Kai-Mei by Cookie A.

Over the past couple of days, I was able to finish up my latest pair of socks. It is yet other pair of Kai-Mei (my third), designed by Cookie A., and found in her book Sock Innovation. The yarn is one of my favourites, Panda Cotton, in colourway Faded Jeans.

Kai-Mei

Kai-Mei

This is one of those patterns that look really complicated, but it is actually very easy. The butterfly lace pattern moves across the foot thanks to some well placed decreases and increases. And, the lace pattern itself is extremely easy to knit. For this pair, I actually brought the lace pattern down further towards my toes than I had done in previous pairs because I like how it looks, and because it was fun to knit.

If I am careful, I should be able to get at least one more pair of socks done this summer. I’m trying to be very aware of when I begin to feel a pinch or twinge in my elbow or two smallest fingers. That is a sure sign it is time to stop knitting (or even typing! Whaa!).

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