I did finish the lovely poinsettia-red socks. I love the cable and rib and I will write up the pattern. After Christmas.
I loved the design so much that I'm using it again in this week's socks - yet another request. But this is not a surprise gift...and I have specific instructions. The pattern must stop for the foot which should make them knit up faster. I've been so busy this past week, that I fell asleep in the middle of a round last night. I also changed it up a bit with a 2x2 rib which flows right into the cable/rib design. And I've changed the toe as well. I've kept the heel-flap and made a traditional toe to match.
When I tire of knitting at my sock, I frog. This
The two yarns alternate every two rows so that is a pain to unravel. But doable and I was getting in a little rhythm. Had almost the whole back taken apart. Then...I hit the ribbing. I can't figure out what kind of stitch was used and I'll have to go back to the pattern. The yarns are wound around each other in a way that makes everything horribly tangled. I don't want to lose any of the yarn so I will keep at it.
Whose idea was this anyhow? I'd definitely rather be knitting.