Knee highs!!

So I spent knit in public day knitting at home 😦 Though many people saw me doing so, as we were hosting a BBQ for my father’s staff.

I finished knitting a test version of a knee high. Since I can’t just follow a pattern on one because I have… um… shapely calves… so there is need for modification, but I also have gauge issues so I didn’t know how much would be required. Ergo a test sock, which is done and now I know (and knowing is half the battle, Go Joe!!… wait, sorry, channeling my childhood…). I also tried out a couple of pattern options and used up some really really old sock yarn – bought before I understood about the wonder of knitting socks (or much about knitting in general – about oh, 7 years ago), but apparently I had decent taste when set loose in a real yarn store. The test sock, as a result, looks really funny. But it fits and is a sock so, go it!

Things I’ve learned:
*It is possible to memorize a lace pattern and to understand where to place what
*counting to seven is hard (or can be when also talking to people etc and trying to mentally keep track of rows)
*this merino/silk is really really nice to work with and the pattern is showing up so much better on the natural coloured wool than in the crazy variegated stuff
*writing out the pattern is hard! Trying to explain is so much harder than just doing! (Though working out the math so the pattern centres properly makes things much nicer)

Question:
*What does one do with a pattern once it is designed and knit?
*Who does one tell?
*How do you make the world understand how important and brilliant it is that there be a decrease on needle one and an increase on needle three to create a centre for the lace pattern and the decreases while facilitating the cool ribbing pattern on needles 2 and 4?

Now – bed
Tomorrow – Iter (my sock will just have to wait! *sniff*)

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