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?