Turns out that bit about ‘when the snow lets up’ was overly optimistic. As far as I can tell the snow is never letting up. It will continue forever. Sled dogs and igloos are starting to sound eminently practical.
I had grand plans for taking pictures of the blue mitts (adumbrate…I’m thinking they will be called adumbrate). Alas, taking pictures of your own hands involves a substantial amount of fiddling around with the tripod, swearing, knocking the camera over, swearing, sitting still while the timer runs down, swearing, and just generally having a bad go of it. I can barely bring myself to do it when it’s sunny and mild outside. The idea of doing it in heavy snow while shivering just didn’t appeal.
I could (just) manage to toss a sock on a blocker, hang the thing on a tree, and snap a quick shot. Please note the snowflakes clinging to the sock and commend me on my nobility. Please also note the nifty way the gusset and heel go together.
I officially like this construction and will likely use it again. The pattern is written, but this one will be a while in the testing process. Because it is an unusual way to build a sock, I want to have extra testers so I can be sure the instructions are as clear as possible. I’ll likely put it out for testing in a week or two, and will post here to let you know where to go to volunteer.