Monday, December 9, 2013

Off the rails

I've got three projects left to knit for Christmas. I've got miles and miles of squares to sew up on my blanket. I've got some sewing to do for the big day, as well as some drawing... but I'm not doing any of it....

After getting Elm Street together, I realized that I haven't had a sock on the needles since then... and that was  September 27th...!! Two-and-a-half months! I think I managed to keep the sock-itch at bay by knitting all those sock yarn squares.... but this weekend,I caved.
I started a new man-sock design in some absolutely delicious Alley Cat I dyed up ages ago. The colour is "Dark Chocolate". I'd intended to make myself some lace socks with it, but never got around to it. It's been sitting on my work table, taunting me for a while now.

I started out just making a simple but sturdy garter ribbed sock, but that was to bland for this rich yarn and it wanted to be something more. We went back and forth and finally agreed on dress sock with an elegant and classic diamond pattern - this colour is definitely deserving of the finer things...

So, while I should be focused on my Christmas goals, I've been seduced by something dark and sweet... but if I get it done before Christmas - it will be a Christmas present too - so that's okay, right?

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9 comments:

Dee said...

That pattern is just perfect for that yarn. Christmas knitting at its best!

Prudence said...

Fine and elegant stitch! Next time ...Pink! Good luck with you holiday preparations! Clickity, click, click! xoDebi

Araignee said...

I love that pattern. Nothing is more boring than man socks but that looks like it could actually be quite interesting.

creatingwithwool said...

I love that diamond pattern too!! I may just have to give it a try on my next sock go around.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Love this sock and the colourway!

Nancy Kay said...

That yarn is beautiful...and it is perfect with that stitch for some fabulous man socks. Really, somebody is getting a marvelous gift!

RobinH said...

Ah, ah. This is the start of the slippery slope that leads to 4 am knitting marathons. Just sayin'!

Knatolee said...

You go, girl ! Knit on!

lee murdock said...

I love this pattern! Looks great in that wonderful yarn.