A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Mind is the master power that molds and makes,
And we are Mind, and evermore we take
The tool of thought, and shaping what we will,
Bring forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills,
We think in secret, and it comes to pass –
Our world is but our looking glass.CC~~James Allen

This pair of Berlin Muster has taken a bit longer than usual to finish. As mentioned here, this is not a mindless project or one for a beginner.

From foot to heel, there are four pattern repeats; two more repeats after short-row heels. I did 7 stitches gusset increase with 13 winged stitches on each side of the feet.

Instead of picot bind-off, I knitted on lacy borders as follows:
Provisional Cast on 6 stitches.
Row1: K3 YO K2 P2tog P1 PSST Turn
Row 2: S1 P5 K1 Turn
Row 3: K3 YO K1 YO K2 P2tog P1 PSST Turn
Row 4: S1 P4 K1 P3 Turn
Row 5: Cast Off 3 stitches as follows–K2 Sl2 to Left Needle K2tbl tog, K2 YO K2 P2tog P1 PSST Turn
Rep 2-5 ’til all cuff stitches are knitted. Graft two 6-stitch edges together.

I love how every modification…whirlwind toes, pattern through the feet, eye of partridge heels, lacy borders… all fell into place as planned. It’s an elegant, silky, stretchy pair even my picky daughter adores.

I’ve given more thoughts on this contest, with 26 amateur categories, over $20,000 in prize money, and how I may win myself $6000 if I can Think Outside The SOX…hmmmm??

Anyhoo, I am fighting hard not to cast on new project…until a few WIPs are off needles.

Happy creating!


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