Saturday morning, 6:00 a.m., the first pattern of Tour-de-Sock, 2017 was released. I told myself I wasn’t setting the clock. I would get up when I got up and get started. There’s no way I’m going to win anything so I just do it for fun. Wouldn’t you know it, I woke up at 5:57 and couldn’t stop thinking about the pattern release so I got up and by the time I got on the computer, it was released. I went to the sewing room, dug through the stash and came up with this.
It’s Blue Moon’s Tigger Targhee and I love that yarn. There seems to be at least one sock in the Tour-de-Socks patterns that has me shaking me head, wondering how on earth someone came up with this idea. This is definitely one of those. Nothing was hard . . it’s quite simple but the heel technique is just so weird that I kept saying . . I can’t believe this will work.
Above is the heel process. The waste yarn . . that’s the heel. The other end is the toe. Obviously there was a lot more to be done. I kept looking at it thinking .. no way this is going to work, but it did!
It’s really a neat sock. I think the yarn was a good choice but some of the folks who are using solids are producing really outstanding socks.
The second one is started and depending on how much knitting time I have over the next few days, I hope to have the second one finished by Tuesday night.