Sunday, May 6, 2007

Rethinking Aloha

The Aloha socks aren't exactly forthcoming with the Aloha spirit. After many false starts (including a prolonged tinking session where I somehow lost a stitch for every row I tinked), I have decided to put them on the back burner for now.

After looking through the Barbara Walkers, I decided I needed a simpler lace pattern for my first lace project. I also needed a project I could complete in less than a week.

Then, today at the library I picked up a copy of Socks, Socks, Socks and found lots of great patterns for lace socks, including a Gull-Wing lace already invented. Amazing. I also have some cotton-blend sportweight in a nice sky blue. So I've decided to make some Sky socks for mom.

(Ok, the sportweight is really "baby" yarn, and the sky blue could possibly be construed as baby blue, but I'm on a tight schedule. Please work with me here!)

Being me, I couldn't leave well enough alone and had to rework the pattern to fit with my gauge (size 4 needles, people! FOUR!). But I got that all written out today, and i think it might actually work. I am adding a purl stitch to the beginning of the pattern repeat and doing 5 repeats around. I even wrote out the variance for the top of the foot and the back of the heel. The top of the foot will have two repeats across, and the heel will have one down the center.

Sockapalooza buddy has been contacted! I have her color and style preferences (and WAY too much Kool-Aid), and I can't wait to get started!

1 comment:

Lola said...

Good luck with the lace! Can't wait to see it. I've got to decide what pattern to use on your socks. They've been started, don't worry.