The first 50g skein of charcoal grey has been knitted. I am now speeding down the calf towards Cinders' ankle.
I know the vagaries of the stitch pattern well enough now to feel ready to commit the design to paper / the screen. I just wonder how much detail I need to write up? I think only an experienced sock knitter would attempt these, so is it enough to describe the structure: the stitch patterns, how to do zigzag decreases down the back seam, and charts for the colourwork? Or do I need to write a row-by-row account of how I knitted them to fit me? Hmmm.
I have learned so much in this process. Silly things, like avoiding placing a closed-hoop stitchmarker in the middle of a "yarn over" (or it will be there forever. Duh.) Clever things, like how to do a zigzag eyelet decrease. And actually knitting something to fit, trying it on at regular intervals, rather than blindly following instructions and hoping for the best!
Have you seen the latest Purlescence competition? "What would Scheherazade knit?" I have some ideas, but I think I have enough on my plate. I need to finish the stockings, as there is talk of them being in an exhibition later in the year. Both of them. But at least the second one should be quick and easy, now that I know what I am doing.... *cue: gales of self-deprecating laughter*
Meantime I am itching to get to my "Lucy" STR... and my "Pink Cadillac" Almost Sock Hop... and my Buttermilk Hipknits cashmere... and my Ingrid's Blues Claudia Handpaint. Not to mention an appointment with a "Lead or Follow" scarf. And I almost forgot the "waiting" project - my Cindy sock in Piece of Beauty "Vintage Floral". Oops.