Diamond Patch has transformed from nondescript blob (comprehensible – maybe – to cognoscenti) to sock in progress (instantly recognizable by anyone). She now has an afterthought heel, with its characteristic bullseye pattern, and an afterthought toe.
Amazing what a difference the addition of these features makes.
The next challenge will be leg shaping. My Holiday Sox pal wants somewhat tall socks, so some kind of gusset to accommodate a shapely calf is needed. Hm... a st st insertion will give the sock a stripey wedge in back... which might be attractive if one saw the sock in toto... but would it be equally appealing if one only saw the leg? Hm....
Yesterday I sent away my final SP6 package and My Favorite Classic package. I hope my secret pals enjoy their goodies. The fun of SP-ing has made me think about how I express care and affection and how I give and receive gifts among my quotidian pals as well as my cyber-pals.
The new Six Sox pattern is Standing in the Shadow of Love by Adrienne Fong. It's a timely delight – I've always wanted to try shadow knitting and the hearts will be perfect for Valentine's Day. I think I will use a variegated yarn for the MC and a solid CC. I generally don't like shazaaming, so I hope shadow knitting will tame flashing on the leg. Hm... maybe I'll shadow knit the entire sock. The project will have to wait a week or two, though. Santa's workshop is busy, busy, busy!