Recently I finished a pair of socks.
These socks were perfect for on-the-go, almost mindless knitting. The stitch is 3 x 1 ribbing. Nothing fancy. I didn't really follow a pattern but try A Nice Ribbed Sock if you're looking for something similar. In case you're wondering, the yarn is Lillian, colorway Wheat.
A while ago Stephanie of Yarn Harlot fame posted about her toe decreases. She spaces out her decrease rounds with additional plain knit rounds to create a more rounded toe. I made a mental note of the formula and told myself I would try it some day.
When I came to the toe of these ribbed socks, I decided to give Stephanie's method a try. I wasn't unhappy with my traditional toe, but I'm delighted with the outcome of the new one.
For comparison, my traditional toe is on the right. Stephanie's toe has a comfy fit, and it reminds me of the bumper on Keds sneakers. A simple variation on a theme. I'm sure there are more rounded toes in my future.
My color inspiration this week is highlighted by a contrasting backdrop.
A ball of purple surrounded by green.