Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trying Something New

I'm sad to report that after the triumphant finish of my Tardis socks I fell victim to a case of knitting ennui.

I couldn't find anything I want to knit.  I am baby sweatered out.  I don't have the heart for a big person size sweater.  Hats, scarves, fingerless gloves, cowls, shawls.  Nothing inspired me.

Well, that's not entirely true.

I did find one sock pattern that I burned to knit with the fire of a thousand suns.

I wanted to knit a pair of Pet Octopus Socks.

But I didn't have a single skein of suitable yarn.

I knit tons of color work when I knit for Knit Picks.  I knit almost exclusively color work items when I knit for Knit Picks.  But I never, ever, ever, ever knit stranded knitting items for myself.  Even the Tardis socks, with their teeny tiny bit of color work are meant for someone else.

I never knit color work for myself.

So while I have many skeins of sock yarn, I don't own two skein that co-ordinate enough to make into a pair of color works socks with fish and mermaids and octopi.

I fell down the rabbit hole that is the ravelry pattern database searching for a different sock pattern that might inspire me.  The deeper I looked the more depressed I became.  Nothing excited me, nothing screamed "you must make me".  I did not want to knit a single pattern.

So I decide to take matters into my own hands.

I was going to create a pattern I want to knit.

I know how to knit a sock.  Cuff, leg, heel, foot, toe.  I got this.

I turned to my Stitchionaries and started putting post its on pages that interested me.

It turns out I have a lot of ideas.

A little bit of math and I was suddenly on fire to knit.

A marathon of season 7 of Grey's Anatomy... and I had knit an entire sock.

And it is awesome.

So awesome I can't reveal it.  For the moment I can only show teasers.

Look how fantastically the ribbing transforms into the pattern stitch for the leg!

This sock is awesome!

So awesome I don't know what to do with it.

Do I write a pattern?  Do I submit it to Knitty?  Or Interweave?  Or self-publish on Ravelry?  Do I just wear it as an awesome one of a kind production?

What do I do with my gorgeous sock?

Is this the start of something new and exciting?  Or a one off fluke?

What to do...what to do...

Anyone want to test knit?


BitterKnitter said...

I would totally test knit for you!

AngelKnitter said...

I would test knit!

AngelKnitter said...

I would test knit!