I feel I can use the word maverick to describe Lisa, aka Knitsburgh, and use it correctly. Although Lisa is not an “unbranded range animal”, she certainly is an “independent individual who does not go along with a group”. (Yes, I looked it up. Does Palin own a dictionary, I wonder?) Instead of going along with the crowd and making the standard socks with her sock blank, Lisa surprised us all by designing and knitting a pair of gloves!
And here are her gloves. Notice the slipped stitch pattern she has running up the back of the hand and fingers. I believe she made the fingers first like little tubes, then connected them all on one needle and worked her way down to the cuff. She also cut out a significant portion of pink when she came to it, otherwise the thumbs would have been completely pink. She’ll correct me if I’m wrong.
Then, to be even more mavericky (now I’m just making up new ways to use the word maverick), she used her maverick knitting skills to make this adorable Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap with the leftover yarn from the sock blank.