Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Sock Design - Do the Bee!

This is the first prototype of my new sock pattern, Do the Bee. I grabbed a skein of what I thought was sock yarn, but it turned out to be sport weight yarn, so I will have to work one in sock yarn now, and recalculate accordingly. This "oops" pair will be mine.
And here is a close-up shot of the eyelet, bee, and honeycomb motifs.
The new pair is being worked in a superwash merino/nylon sock yarn, but I didn't have the right color, so the yarn is still a natural cream color. When the socks are finished, I will either paint them or drop them in a dye kettle. either way, something interesting will transpire. I just don't know exactly WHAT. That is never fully revealed until the socks have been dyed, washed, and dried. No preconceived notions of what the final version might look like are allowed.

Very exciting!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

leave the canoli(wet strap) bring the sock. su

mad angel said...

Love those obvious Godfather references! I will try to remember to bring the sock...

calicokitty6 said...

Love it! It was even prettier in person than in the photo.