I love the books. I love the tv show. I love the cookbook. I think I might have a problem. But it's a good one!
Ok, I'm nuts about A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's brilliant fantasy book series. It's so bad, that I seem to be designing lately by characters from the books.
So what stitch pattern comes to mind for me when I think of Stannis? Diamonds, of course. Not for there beauty or pizazz. Nope. It's for their sharp edges and hardness. The beauty of this stitch pattern is that after studying the diamonds for a few minutes, you can see that the sharp lines don't actually meet; the diamonds are not complete. Like Stannis and the personal/political goals that drive him. He's just not there yet.
The fabric is frustrating me. It has very little give to it. Grrr. I've had to frog and start anew, but I a determined to get this sock out of my sketchbook/mind and into reality. Wish me luck!
After 2 froggings and a grumpy hubby testing gauge on the foot, I THINK (crossing fingers here) I've got it. I'm halfway through the 2nd repeat of the pattern and I'm liking the results.