Back when I worked in a knitting shop I used to be occasionally persuaded into writing patterns for some of the more unusual yarns we sold that had no pattern support. It led to a little phase (and one that has long-ago passed and never returned) of designing things. My main problem with designing is that I absolutely detest writing up patterns. I prefer to leave it to the experts, who design things much nicer and fun to knit that I ever could, and who write directions much better than I could ever attempt myself. What’s the point in doing it myself when there are so many other, better things to knit?
During this brief phase I did design a sock pattern, which I only knit one of and discovered the other day sitting lonely beside the leftover yarn at the bottom of a box. Amazingly, I am managed to find my notes too so I’ve decided to get them finished. The yarn is from Old Maiden Aunt and I think called Sour (though it doesn’t look like the Sour colourway on the website today – this yarn is a few years old!). I’m not sure what it’s made of exactly but there’s bamboo in there somewhere. The yarn is too nice not to have sitting in my very-old-WIP-box unloved. Here’s a wee peek at the first one. Also, I can feel a green phase coming on.