Now, then -
What does the pattern on these socks put you in mind of?
I'm a little bit obsessed with argyle lately, can you tell? I love the idea of argyle socks, love the graphic punch of them, love the morsel of nuttiness they can offer worn under a suit, but really don't love intarsia. I really, really, really don't love intarsia. Some people are brilliant at it, but I...I start to hate myself the second I start winding bobbins.
So, a simple, subtle, gotta-look-twice version, done entirely with twisted stitches and traveling lines. We'll see how it looks on the foot, but I'm liking it right now.
Thanks for all the comments, supportive and otherwise, on Frost Flowers. I'm nuts, yes, but I'm not going to be too hard on myself if I don't finish - this is just kind of a fun "what if"; just to see if I could. Hobbies should be fun, not sources of self-loathing, right? Right. Well, maybe. Well, probably. But it should at least be amusing to watch!
That said - I'm getting really excited. I've decided on a dark red, sort of a juicy, delicious raspberry cordial kind of color - deep and clear and thirst-quenching just to look at. The mystery dyer who did such a beautiful job with that steely blue wool/silk Grumperina's Leaf Lace Shawl is doing some silk for me - huzzah! I can't wait to have it in my hot little hands.