The sock knitting has been interrupted. First Husband's Riverbed has to be ripped and started all over. Well, that happens when you are trying something new, right? I was amazed when the heel turning came so fast ... lesson learned! Trust your gut feeling, Agnes! I must have mixed up some measurements and math. So, I'll have to start from the beginning.
The Granny Smith Fancy Sock is progressing slowly because I have been busy working on a sweater for Husband. Swatching, washing, choosing a stitch pattern, starting, ripping, choosing a pattern, starting, ripping ... and on and on. Final decision:
Isn't the casual, relaxed style very cool? This is from Filati Special Men 3. (God! I love knitting patterns with their own names! It's so much easier!) But instead of garter stitch edge, I would use a ripping edge. Orange is a foreign colour in Husband's comfort zone, so I am using Zephyr DK weight in Pewter:
My gauge was tighter (surprise! or no surprise!), so I needed to add stitches. At first I put the extra stitches into the ripping between the main pattern ... which turned out not too great. Now they are in the main pattern.
Oh ... did you notice I have added a little widget to my sidebar? It's a free knitting pattern widget. Pretty cool, huh? But some of the links generated are dead. I'll have it there for a while ... before I get bored with it. :) I hope you find it useful too.