I’m more than half done with the foot section of the Frivolous Socks!
See the space between the two socks? As I’m knitting around, the working points are either on the front half of the both socks, or the back half of both socks. At no time are the points of a needle on both the front and back sides of just one of them. And yet somehow in that space between the socks, a stitch moved from the back of the sock to the front.
It’s the left sock in the picture. On the front (top or instep) side I’m supposed to start with K2. Suddenly I found there were 3 stitches to knit. I scrutinized the stitches below and there were none inserted. Finally I counted the stitches on the back side. There should be 19 on either side of the centerpoint marker. Oh-ho!!! there were only 18 toward the left end of the sole side. I have no clue how it got moved, and I managed to slip it off to a holder and then get it back to its rightful place, but golly gee it confused me that a stitch would just leave one needle and end up on the opposite needle.
Oh well… I don’t imagine I’m supposed to understand all the workings of the universe.
Meanwhile, as you can see, progress is being made, though not as quickly as I’d like. But it’s fun to watch the progress of my idea taking shape. I continue to be pleased with my decision to insert little bands of the variegated between each of the solid bands, although a similar effect could have been achieved by inserting one of the solids in between — like 2 rounds of green in between the blue and fuchsia, a bit of blue between the fuchsia and green, etc. After all between the blue and fuchsia the color you actually notice is the little bit of green, because the blue and fuchsia in the variegated tend to muddle themselves right into their colors on the big bands.
And I have noticed through all this knitting that I have developed a sort of click in my right ring finger at the base joint. If I extend my fingers fully, that joint clicks or jogs a bit. And the other joints up that finger are always sore these days. So I knit a few rounds and put it down a while.
Anyway, I’m hoping you can see how the Quad Sets can work this way to create fun socks…. and there are still several Quad sets yet waiting to be claimed. 🙂