(No. This is not a wedding announcement. It just happens to be what’s on my needles and in my carry-along WIP bags right now.)
So for today’s WIP Weds, I’m going to show you two projects. I know the title implies three, but the blue thing is also the new thing, so that means only two.
It’s going to be a present for my sister, so (since she has small hands) I modified the pattern to have 4 fewer stitches than called for. (But the designer was kind enough to make the mod easy for sizing, so yay!) The blue color in the pic is a little stronger than the actual yarn, but not much. It’s a really rich color (Knit Picks Stroll yarn in Sapphire Heather) so it’s hard to capture properly in artificial lighting. This pic used a flash, and was a little truer to color than the pic with no flash.
But, since I just started this on Monday, and it’s one of two things I’ve been knitting since then, I only have the one picture of it. I do have two pictures of the state of my Kitri:
This is my current progress. I’m past the short-row heel, and am onto the foot. While I do love heel flap heels, I had forgotten how much I love one particular aspect of the short-row heel: once the heel is done, there are no more decreases to remember. I do love that part. This way I won’t do what I did with the Star Trek socks and confuse myself with where I did the decreases, and how many I did. *sigh*
Another fun thing about the Kitri heel in particular is the optional pattern on it:
You can choose to add a mini fan to the heel! And frankly, who wouldn’t? Yes, I know, the tsock is going to be on your foot. Chances are it will be in a shoe. So in theory no one will see the heel fan. But you know what? With a tsock like this one, the whole point is the design. The fun stuff. I mean, it has a beaded lace edging on top for goodness sake. It would be silly to not do the heel and toe “optional” designs.