The Bavarian Braid striped socks are finished. They are made of a German sock wool, knit on 2,5 mm needles over 60 stitches. The detailing is fairly simple, there is a twisted stitch braid running down each side, just to the front of the side marker and a double braid going down the back. The braid continues down the foot through the toe which is shaped inside the braid until the last several rounds. The color is actually much closer to the second two photos. Amazing the difference between indoor without flash and outdoor pix.
The fire yarn is now wound and some gauges have been made. I obviously (well to me) was going to have to do some adjusting. What it looks like is that I will wind up with is 25 stitches/10 cm. Doesn’t match any of the suggested ones for the Cottonwood. So I am adjusting the pattern down to 228 stitches, which will give me 4 repeats of the pattern on each front and 8 for the back with a couple of extra edge stitches to even things out.
I like the colors in the ball, and the burgundy seems to be a good contrast, and not as pink as it appears in this picture.
Not a teen is interesting in counting the Omer. They are not interested in anything but planning the post Pesach dinner out. And you think that they would all help clean up the terrace and grounds? Noah pitched in for a while, but when I looked out – all I saw was George getting rid of the cobwebs. As you probably figured out, I was happily ensconced in a chair and knitting.