For a few months it was the Myrtle Leaf Shawl - and we all know how that turned out!
Now it's the Supersocke Cotton socks - again! The first time I knitted these socks it was still 2007. My post from 4th November of that year said I was about to cast on, the post on the 12th November said the first sock was finished. It's a whole twelve months before they are mentioned again! Fast forward a few months, they are mentioned briefly here and in far more detail here.
Well, it's been more than a week since that last mention and the Supersocke cotton is now in its 6th incarnation. The last time they were mentioned I was on Version #4 - they were too small; only 64 stitches and I couldn't get them on over my heel [even with the needles taken out]. Version #5 was a great idea in theory but didn't work out in practice so I won't bore you with the details. Suffice to say that the random colourways of this yarn completely obscured the pattern I was 'inventing'.
So, now I've cast on for Version #6. I've done 12 rows of K1 P1 rib and, if I don't find a pattern soon that's strong enough to complete with this colourway, I think I'll watch the tennis and knit stocking stitch! We already know that I refuse to be beaten by my knitting, don't we?
After all, did I not say [of Myrtle Leaf but it applies to any other knitting]:
For what is yarn, what has it got?PS If anyone has ever knit with this yarn [Online Supersocke Cottone] please let me know how it went for you!
It must yield, it must be taught.
Read the pattern is what I did
The stitches must do as I bid.