Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Coyote Socks

My knitting muse is back!

Oh, how I’ve missed her.  And now that she’s back I’m reveling – raveling?! – in the delightful imagery that is romping through the meadows in my mind.  Colours and textures are popping up like spring time blooms and I’m sketching my heart out trying to record as many of them as I can before they fade away. 

This is my latest project…
The concept for these socks has been floating around in my head for a couple of years already.  Not sure why it’s taken me so long to get them out of my head, onto paper, into my computer and onto – and off – my needles.  But here they are.

Contrary to what the pictures show, they are the same length.  I just didn’t notice that the right one had slipped down a little when I was taking the pictures.  I’ll have to get my fabulous model, David M, back for some more action shots one of these days and pay closer attention to such details.

I have to say that I’m pretty proud of how well they turned out.  There are a couple of adjustments that I could make to the pattern, but all-in-all, they aren’t too bad. 

On my needles now are pair of socks that look like corsets.  I’m quite excited about this new design.  They are fun and whimsical; a bit of silliness that should put smiles on the faces of anyone who wears them. 

On my design board is another pair of socks that look like snakes.  The body of the snake appears to be coiled around the leg and the head of the snake is the foot of the sock.   I’ve been struggling with the layout and graphing, but I’m determined to make them happen.  I love a challenge. 

Also in the design queue are two sweaters and a shawl/scarf thing.   Early days for these yet, though.

I’m just so happy to have my knitting muse back with me.   The sketching and graphing and the ever-so-cheerful clicking of knitting needles fills me with joy.  

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