Today I'm getting geared up for the Summer of Sox 2008. Here's my sock stash, not large, but growing:
I like to do three pairs of socks at a time. Two are usually made with self-striping or self-patterning yarn so I can daydream into oblivion while I'm knitting them, and one is usually a lace pattern. The three I picked?
The blue is Knit Picks Gloss in the Dusk colorway. That one is for my lace pattern, which I haven't picked out yet. I would love to do Wendy's Ivy League Socks, but I don't think the pattern is available yet. As soon as I can get my hands on it, though . . . . Wendy has such lovely sock patterns, don't you think? The yellowy brown skein is my own creation using Knit Picks Bare Superwash with Donegal tweedy bits. I dyed it in my "sock" crock pot using Yellow Sun and Chestnut Brown Jacquard Dyes. It's a fun process. You need one light color and one dark color. I'll show you how I do it next time I dye some. The third is Classic Merino Supersock, hand dyed in the Roses 'n' Thyme colorway, and is from Knitting Notions. I think these will be for my mother-in-law with her thankfully small size 7 feet! I, on the other hand, have freakishly large size 9 extra-wide feet! For this reason I usually use size 2 dpns instead of size 1 or 0. The socks just seem to fit better.
Socks on the needles right now you ask? I just need to finish these:
and then I will be ready. Plus, let's not forget Yosemite:
Did someone say placket and three buttonholes? Uh oh.....