Oh ho! I have had a stroke of genius. In fact, am really pleased with myself. I had thought of doing the tilting ladders as a sock for my sockapalooza pal, but seeing as she’s part of the sock madness crew, she’ll have already knit the thing. She’s pretty much knit everything I was thinking of knitting for her – Pomatomus, Monkey, a slew of other Cookie A patterns, the Sockmadness stuff, goodness knows what else. Her list of knitted is long. Her list of to knit is also long! She’s a toughie…. so the only solution?? An Original Missmalice pattern!
So I looked around. One of the girls on the Sockapalooza4 blog linked to Elfine socks, pictured here. So I checked them out on Amelia’s blog. Then I got to thinking…. I like the leaves, but not the formation. Too angular. I like flowing organic forms…. one thing led me to another, and I have it. The lace. It is beautiful and flowing. And I have not seen it in socks yet.
So will make it an Original Missmalice….. Ok ok technically it won’t really be original – it is based on a traditional lace handed down through generations, but I haven’t seen it in a sock yet so I hope she’ll like it!
[Ed. – I forgot this was all supposed to be a surprise!! so took out the specific references. All will be revealed in the fullness of time… or panic scramble at the end to make the 2 Aug deadline!]