Rich Ensor

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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Groundswell - a broad, deep swell or rolling of the sea, due to a distant storm or gale.
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Schism - division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When viewed from the side, these socks reminded me of the winged sandals worn by Hermes, god of the herds, markets, athletics, and heraldry. The ancient Greeks liked to give their gods a lot of titles, and Hermes was no exception. Here are just a few of the titles given to him by his cult:
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Named after an old Southern Expression, when worked on DK weight yarn, this pattern can be worked pretty quickly to create some warm, comfy house socks. Twelve sizes are included in the pattern in case you want to use your favorite sock yarn instead.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
No matter how jovial a person may be, one can always benefit from a little bit more laughter in one’s life. Studies have shown that laughter relieves stress, and there is that saying about it being the best medicine. I chose the name of these socks as a reminder to myself to laugh more.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
In keeping with with a fantasy theme, I’ve named these socks Belegost after one of two great Dwarven cities that stood in the Blue Mountains during the First Age. With the textured panels and twisted cables, these socks look like something a Dwarf might wear.
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Named for the wild girl from Charles De Lint’s Greenmantle. Mally is a secret who chases the mystery.
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Lapse - a temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgment; synonymous with slip.
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Cordon - a ribbon worn usually diagonally across the breast as a badge of a knightly or honorary order.
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Askance - with a side glance; obliquely
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The cabling on these socks are reminiscent of the rose arbor in my aunt’s yard. You probably don’t want try grow roses on these because, well, they’re socks.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Imagine being on the edge of a maelstrom, and what the swirling chaos might do to your socks. The stitches in the ribbing get pulled in different directions. A section of the ribbing forms a band and starts to wrap it’s way around the leg. Just remember, there is beauty to be found in chaos.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A combination of slipped stitches and simple cables creates an interesting pair of ribbed socks. The pattern really stands out on solid colors, and it is great for breaking pooling on hand painted yarns.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The negation of a conjunction is the disjunction of the negations.
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Gatlinburg is a small, resort town surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These socks evoke images of historic homesteads and wood cabins which can be found near the town. The cable pattern turns the angles of gables on their sides.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Twisted stitches travel down the front of the sock forming an updated Celtic knot. A pair of smaller, subtler cables is repeated on the back of the leg. These cables reemerge on the gusset, taking advantage of reverse gusset decreases to migrate to the top of the instep.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A textured stitch pattern forms a lattice on the sock, which then merges into a slipped rib. The pattern is repeated throughout the sock.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
An all over pattern formed by mock cables allows the variegation of the hand dyed yarn to shine. A stand alone mock cable travels down the side of each foot contrasting the openness of the main pattern.