The last day of July 2009 I got an idea. Sandnes Garn has published (free on their home site) the pattern for the Viking ship sweater. But a Viking ship sweater, will I use it? or is it a little over the top or isn't it? However socks are a completely other story.
The pattern/chart provided shows a "half" ship. But since I wanted the pattern to "go all around the leg" I needed to make a rather huge adaption. I had to draw the rear part of the ship, and also have it in some sort of perspective. Further the main pattern needed lots of adaptions to fit a sock. I started, made the drawings and started knitting the first sock. It was fun.
However when I should start with the other, I had a problem. The pair would be nicer if I flipped the pattern. That is easier said than done, when my printer doesn't help me flipping. After a while I figured out that if I used my lightbox I could have the chart on the box flipped. But then I needed to sit put for a while.
The OL was the solution. I did sign up the Vikingship WIP as one of my entries, and since I'm watching TV for quite a few hours each night, I'm enogh "put" to knit the second sock.I started the second sock immediately after finishing the first entry, and it went off yesterday.
It is in Wollmeise - of course - and details on color is posted on Ravelry.
I love the finished pair - but will never do it again - or will I ?