An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Thursday, November 5, 2015
There's a flock of guineafowl who chatter outside my kitchen window who could be the inspiration for my next pair of socks. Though I have designed guineafowls before, for my Safari range of sweaters. I asked someone to send me a photo of her sweater to use as a basis, but when it became clear she wasn't going to get around to it, I decided to start from scratch. The proportions are different for socks, so it's probably just as well to start again. The top swatch is my first attempt. Not bad, but after a bit of contemplation I thought I'd try leaving off the stitches at the end of the tail. Better. The tail is less heavy and there's a better space between the birds. I must say the knitting graph paper makes the job easier. Last time I used ordinary graph paper and had to do many more swatches before I achieved something I was happy with.