This is the sock I’ve been working on in preparation for and since the sock design class I took with Anne Hanson. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy in “Night Watch,” a gorgeous non-pooling colorway that is a study in blue and purple (and a pinch of green, too). My sons gave me this yarn for my birthday a couple of years ago – what excellent taste they have!
This sock combines several stitch patterns. The one on the top is “gulls and garter,” and I think the “gulls” highlight the handpainted yarn very well. After an inch or so of transition (good old garter rib), I begin a twisted rib pattern that serves as the “water” in this picture. Gulls flying over water at night… does that work?
Here’s a closeup of the gulls:
With luck, I’ll finish the toe tonight and be able to start sock #2. I got distracted this week by some felted nesting boxes (which are knit but not quite felted yet).