The leaf points are pretty, but by a Noro-esque perversity the toe just overlaps the color repeat for the entire sock. Which means if I finish the toe on the first sock, the second sock will have the same color sequence as the first, only offset somewhat. I wouldn't mind if the offset was none, a little, or a lot. But offset somewhat? Maddening! Horrible!
I'm going with a different flavor of madness: start the second sock without finishing the first, try to align their colors, and finish both toes at the same time. If that doesn't work, I'll try something else (tralala).
The January/February 2008 Piecework is awfully thin for the money, but I'm smitten with the cover Poetry Mittens by Veronica Patterson and Jane Fournier. I'm leaning toward a version for my Mitten Swap pal – borrowed the handsome mitten shaping from the Colonial New England mittens in Folk Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski, charted a pal-specific verse, and swatched a bit in the round (my own name, how immodest). But... I'm not sure everyone appreciates poetry.
Next week is the last of NaSpiMoMo. My goals for the week are:
- spin some
- start swap mitten
- start Toque, Yo!
After two iterations of WIP Wednesdays, I'm finding I dislike it intensely. The imposed structure seems artificial, with little apparent benefit for the time consumed. I'll give it another couple tries. If there's no improvement, I'm going to let it go.