20 years too late
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
Crazy Stripes colorway
chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, by Charlene Schurch
Thanks for all of the comments on the sock preview last week. I wasn't that unhappy with it, and in fact decided to work on this project because it was the most appealing thing to me in the middle of my knitting blahs. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the yarn, and despite the colors not being exactly me, I love working with Lorna's Laces sock yarn.
In the end, I'm actually quite happy with the socks. I do think the chevron pattern was just the right thing to make the striping interesting to look at and to knit. I'd never wear this as a sweater, but they're just dandy as footwear. I'd have adored these colors in 1987, when bright, hot colors were all the rage, and I was a 10 year old little girl who couldn't get enough of hot pink and electric blue. 20 years too late, but I'll be happily wearing them on my feet today.
... But I still feel the need to counteract the acid colors of the socks. I baked this challah this past weekend:
And see - it's hand-made and braided! That counts as on-topic in a knitting blog, in my book. Unfortunately, its appearance is its strong point. It was a little burned on the bottom, not sweet enough, and goes stale extremely quickly. But the texture was perfect, so I think next time I'm going to add a bunch of honey and take it out of the oven 5 minutes sooner. Then it should be nice and sweet, moist, and unburnt. Too bad I can't frog bread...