|The New Heel|
I've started a new pair of socks, but this time I'm going to do the leg and cuff in a rib pattern, to (hopefully) insure that the fit is more snug. The color pattern of this yarn is also variegated - this time it is greens and browns and gray and turquoise. I'm planning to knit more of a knee sock. We will see how this first sock goes.
I have completely given up on trying to do cable patterns in my socks. I used to love knitting cables, but with socks, I find it too aggravating. I tried to do cables in my newly cast-on sock, but I frogged it back to the cuff after about four rows. I'm searching for some patterns that are based on rib stitches but create interesting patterns. I have a couple more skeins of solid colors (purple and pink) that would really show off cool stitch patterns. I am relying on Ravelry searches to find free patterns.
I'm trying to distract myself from some real problems at homes by concentrating on my knitting. So far, all I have been doing is pushing them to the bottom of the pile, but those problems have a way of creeping back up to the top. I'm not sure what do to; I'm only sure that when these problems come to light, I'm going to be in trouble.