I am less than pleased with the first complete Twisted Flower.
It just doesn’t ‘have it’.
It even makes my foot look fat in contrast to the socks I am wearing today (Mimer). Now there’s a new one, huh? Instead of “does this make my arse look fat”, a knitter will say “does this make my foot look fat?” 😀
I’m not sure why Cookie A patterns and I don’t do well together. This is the third pattern of hers that I have tried knitting that hasn’t worked. I am quite sad, and it is very discouraging.
I think the main reason this one hasn’t worked is because I chose the wrong yarn. I didn’t realise that even a small amount of variegation would affect the pattern showing up. I went back and had another look at the 900+ other projects in this pattern on Ravelry, and I see that mine doesn’t look too different to others who have used similar semi-solid yarn. You really need a solid colour, and a sock yarn with body to really make this pattern rock. SIGH. Why didn’t I notice that before I starting knitting?
Sometimes, I hate something I have just finished knitting, but then it grows on me. Maybe this will be the case with these socks, but for the time being, sock no.2 is in time-out.
There is a silver lining to this. Due to the massive frustrations of knitting the Twisted Flower, I got inspired to knit my own sock in a no-brainer pattern that is still interesting to wear and knit and fits with my limited energy reserves. I also found the perfect yarn. It’s Tanis’ Blue Label in Tartan. I LOVE that shade!!!!
I have enjoyed knitting it so much that the second sock is almost complete. In fact, I got so inspired that I have three patterns lined up, all in a theme, which I will introduce over the next few weeks. Happy days!
As a result, Lilli Pilli is receiving less attention than it has got, but the rows continue to grow, and soon it will be finished.
It is going to be a lovely thing to wear when it is done! I do have some observations around the knitting of this pattern, but I am going to wait until I am finished before I tell you about it.
And finally, I have a finished object to share!
These are knitted from an Opal yarn that I have had in my stash for a while (Masked Ball colourway). Another pair made entirely during ‘waiting’ time. These are going to my mother, because it is about time she got new socks.