Here’s presenting this overcast Wednesday (yes, we’re back to grey days after almost summer-like weather last week), the Starry Starry Night Socks by Suzanne Bryan on Ravelry. I cast on several weeks ago but events overtook it, coupled with the fact that knitting on trains is now a luxury due to a change in my route to work, . While I used to almost always get a seat from my old station, getting one nowadays has become a game whereby I have to predict which exit (for commuters) will afford me the greatest opportunity of finding a seat 😔.
It’s a paid-for pattern with very detailed instructions, as well as ideas for making it however you want it. So, yours truly used one of the motifs in my Knit Like a Latvian book instead, and that means making a new chart, which in itself was straightforward enough, but then I made a boo-boo of it.
I was gladly knitting away, feeling cool with my self, then realised I’d swapped the main and contrasting colours but still forged ahead until it became confusing because it didn’t work with the written instructions, aaargh! Instead of ripping back, I decided to go over the lines with duplicate stitch which resulted in lumps and bumps because I went up with the duplicates instead of sideways. As a result, I decided to leave the mistake on the other side as you can see in the picture below, and it’s not even that noticeable. Not that anyone would have noticed anyway, since my husband only wears socks with trousers.
Except for inserting a different motif, I followed the instructions as prescribed. It’s been a fun knit especially because it doesn’t have a standard heel and gusset (still a bit unsure how I feel about those, but at least I now know what they mean, yay!)
And below is where I am currently, I should hopefully finish shortly 🤞.
Hope you all are having a good week.