Oh my GOODNESS, you guys!
I have suddenly fallen in love with knitting socks! I've got quite a sock yarn stash from all these years in the knitting industry - you pick up a skein or two here and there, and before you know it, 15 years goes by and you've got more yarn than you know what to do with!
I'm happy to announce that I'm starting to work my way through it!
It all started on this move to new Mexico. Well, during the aftermath mayhem, actually. I was looking through some of the boxes as we were unpacking and I found one full sock and one partial sock! In this gorgeous Lorna's Laces Solemate yarn. (The color is Christmas in Downton.) This yarn is so soft and so strong, it's such a treat to work with!
SO, since it's starting to cool off a little bit, I decided to finish the second sock and ended up with this attractive pair!
These are a cuff down pair using a super simple (maybe the simplest recipe ever) for socks. It was just the right way to start out...it felt like they came together so quickly.
The next pair I knit, I used Patons Kroy Sock in Rainbow Stripe. These are the *perfect* fall rainbow of color. They are bright but not overwhelming, perfect for a conservative rainbow type of day. I used the same basic sock recipe, but I'm tweaking it as I knit more socks, to make it even easier to follow...and they came out pretty nice!
And NOW I'm working on a pair of toe-up tabi socks (aka "foot mittens"). These are split at the toes, so that I can wear them with my flip flops this winter. Here's my progress on the first one:
The yarn for this pair is Patons Kroy Sock in Grey Brown Marl. I'm still in the tweaking stage on the toes but I'm getting there! Do you knit socks? Is it the thing you knit most, or - how do socks fit into your knitting life?