There's a Ravelry group called Sock Knitters Anonymous, and each month, they feature a sock designer and particular technique. While I've been a member of the group for a while, June marks my first actual participation. It just sort of worked out that every time they had a theme, I'd already done something similar, or didn't want to knit any of that designer's patterns, or whatever.
June, however, brought a Design Your Own category, and so I did. :) While I initially intended to use a different stitch pattern entirely, I found that I didn't really like how it looked. I did, however, love how this particular stitch knit up. It looks so random on paper, but as you can see in the photo above, there's a lovely, soothing repetitive swirl across it. I love it!
My plan is to write up the pattern and put it up on Ravelry. I think I've found my new passion. Not just knitting socks, but designing them. Yay!
I spent some time this weekend with Mass Effect 2. After having a difficult time with one fight sequence (jumping over concealment objects is really a pain in the ass), I tossed aside the game aside in favor of Civilization Revolution. :) This morning at work, I was telling Anna how I hated the fight mechanics when Chris, who was one of ME2's writers, came in.
He suggested I use the easy/casual setting. :D It had never occurred to me. Hahaha! In any case, I got home from work and did just that, and have now gotten through another objective.
It pays to work with smart people. :)