My trip to Zaragoza, in north west Spain, was not only very interesting from a professional point of view, it was very productive in the sock department.
I give you:
Standard toe-up in Regia Canyon Colour (as an aside, why does no-one stock this in the UK? If you know anywhere that does, please tell me!) This was my airplane knitting, on wooden DPNs. Simple and straightforward, no pattern required.
The Zockni socks also reached the heel from the other direction, mostly at the hotel in those dull evenings of solo business travel. Luckily I had a great audiobook with me; The Night Watch by Sarah Waters. A great story following a handful of characters in London during the Second World War and the years afterwards. Very dramatic, and also very poignant. It was fascinating imagining what life was like during the bombings of the city, and how people yearned for such simple pleasures, like an orange. The story is told from the post-war period backwards, which now leaves me wanting to listen to the beginning again...!
I'm trying to keep my hand in with top-downs although the heel is still a short-row heel, not a heel flap. I think I'll make my next pair of socks a top-down with heel flap if I can. The pattern is fairly easy, although I did lose my way a bit during a few of the more dramatic bits of the audiobook. Sorry Canny Cat, they are way too big for a size 3, and make a very comfy fit for me. However, I CAN recommend the pattern..!
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