Okay. You can 'blame' my weekend because I am going to attempt to do something that I have never been able to do. Ever.
I was surrounded by beautiful things this weekend. A lovely long weekend spent with friends & family --outdoors, with the beauty of vibrant pink begonias & shabby, painted window frames.
....and surrounded by a beautiful pic of the most gorgeous sweater. Which I found here.
In the Fall '09 issue of Interweave Knits.
Huge, huge gulp. Because this issue has so many eye-catching patterns.
And my, oh, my. Then my eyes fell on these:
People actually make these? By hand?
They are Bandelier socks. Yes, more than gorgeous. More than yummy. And drat! they are not crocheted. They are cast on knitting needles.
Something that I can not do.
Or, maybe I can.
Hands down, I believe those Bandelier Socks are more than beautiful & I have yet to see a crochet sock that looks as lovely as those.
So, using some left-over yarn from some frogged crochet socks....
....I have knitted 10 actual rows of my first ever sock.
Yup. Even I can't believe it.
A loooong way to go before I ever knit a Bandelier Sock, but hey-- I gotta start somewhere.