Many years ago, maybe even before I started blogging, I lived in Oak Park. While I was there, I hosted a lovely little private trunk show in my home. Mary Domiski brought Blackberry Ridge Yarns, and some kits, and I caved to the temptation. I ordered Trillium Socks and Sawtooth Socks in kits.
The Trillium Socks, I knit and gave them to my mother. I loved them, but I wasn't savvy enough then to adapt patterns, and found that the original design yielded lovely socks for narrow feet. I, alas, have wide feet. My mother's narrow feet won that round.
Then, I started the Sawtooth Socks.
There was a bit of an issue - I worked on them and loved the yarn, and misplaced the pattern. I spent the ensuing years either being able to find the socks in progress or the pattern but never both.
During the Great Yarn Closet Excavation, I found both, and resumed knitting them. I've enjoyed them immensely. But, I've caed to the temptation of minor alterations...
Here's the picture that comes with the pattern -- a clue as to the way the designer intended the socks to look.
A perfectly lovely sock, yes? And yet, my now finished first sock looks like this:
Better still... I have escaped the dreaded second sock syndrome's worst effects -- sock two is ON the needles:
There is one drawback to enjoying these socks so much, though.
It lured me to the Blackberry Ridge site, where I succumbed to the temptatation of ordering another sock kit.
and.... yarn to knit a pair of Trillium Socks of my very own.
(there was a sale... what could I do)