Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

I just finished reading The Selection and The Elite by Kiera Cass. These books were quite a bit better than I expected. The characters have some depth and there are political and moral dilemas. I do get frustrated with love triangles that go on for three full books, but what can you do, that seems to be the style right now. Here’s hoping Aspen imprints on someone else in the third book. (yea, I’m Team Maxon.)

The Selection, The Elite, the sock
In the meantime, I’ll be knitting. starting with these tiny green socks for my favorite 3 year old. Said 3 year old SELECTED the Cricket colorway (see what I did there). The yarn is Spud & Chloe fine sock yarn (80% wool and 20% silk). I love the feel of it and I’ll be using it in future to show off some sharp cables and lace patterns. But, the crisp stitch definition is a double-edged sword because it sure doesn’t hide mistakes.

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things
Frontier Dreams

Ps.Last night, Sydney slept in my lap while I knit and watched Suits on tv. It was a lovely evening!
Sydney


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So. My subconscious thinks I am lacking in blog fodder enough that it is conspiring against me. At least that’s my story. I split the 72 stitches of this sock into 32 stitches for the front of the socks and 40 for the back. Now, you math geniuses are thinking, that’s interesting. I wonder what kind of pattern doesn’t have you split the stitches in half. And the answer is, I don’t know, but not this one.

Take 1

Take 1 - unsuccessful


The chart has a section of 4 stitches that repeat and I ended up with four extra stitches on the back set of dpn’s and then managed not to notice for SIX repeats of the pattern. I analyzed all kinds of (insane) solutions before I bit the bullet and ripped back to the ribbing.
Take 2

Take 2 - successful


My theory is that I normally knit the 64 stitch size in Hunter’s socks and I wasn’t paying attention, so I did 32 on the first set of DPN’s thinking that was half. The good news is that I knit the cast on tail through 32 stitches, so that bad boy is never coming loose.

Pattern: Lycaena virgaureae Socks by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: Schaefer Yarn Company Heather – Apple Green

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I’m reading The Selection – It seems like a combo of The Hunger Games and Bachelor tv show…I’m not crazy impressed so far.)
Frontier Dreams


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