I couldn't resist the pull of Sensational Knitted Socks any longer. I had gathered up yarn for traveling projects but I broke into the stash last night to start a pair of Four-Stitch Reticulated Pattern socks. I chose Pattern 9 which was shown just out of laziness. The two-color stitch patterns are only four stitches wide which makes each row's repeat very easy to remember. I should make very good progress today because I have two rather long meetings in which I listen much more than participate.
The colors I chose were Essential in Cocoa and Sock Garden in Daffodil. Two balls of each should be plenty for a pair of socks. I love the way the Daffodil plays off the Cocoa with such an autumn look. Looks like leaves laying on a forest floor. The pattern is not distinct but that works for me. There are 12 stitch patterns for this particular technique so I will experiment with something else on the next pair. Yep, that's what has me concerned. I'm going to be making "next pairs" for a very long time.
Tina, here at the office, introduced me to those vacuum packing bags. They open all sorts of possibilities for packing. I don't think I want to make any decisions regarding my Christmas Latvian mitten knitting. I am going to take one ball each of the Palette yarns and then fuss with colors selection when we get to Hawaii. They will all be in a small package once I squeeze out all the air.
Tonight we have our Thursday night gathering at the office. Rob's sweater is going to be set aside so I can focus on my socks. Sorry, but I am so curious to see how they turn out. And, the weather report is for more rain all weekend so I will have plenty of sweater knitting time.