Now that spring is (mostly) here, I'm in a bit of a knitting funk. I can't settle on a project. Oh wait, I never can settle on a project. . . hence the random bags of partially complete sweaters or hats or creatures.
I think part of my spring indecisiveness is that most of my major projects are straight up wool, and wool isn't that fun to knit in the spring and summer.
|obsession in action|
|a solo sock (not sure where its |
mate is) from yarn from grandma;
and a pair of Wick
I think it is important to have fun socks. Case in point: knee socks, my must-have for the winter months, particularly warm, woolly socks in especially fun colors and stripes. Smartwool makes wool knee socks in great colors and patterns - it is hard not to buy too many of them. And when I was out in Portland, Oregon, several years ago, I discovered the fun and whimsical knee socks from Sock It To Me.
|knee socks in lemon drop!|
|socks for mom|
|misc. leg warmers|
|just like classic |
I recently made the discovery that I can get a pair of shorty sneaker-socks out of a single skein of one of my favorite brands of yarn by Knit Picks, Felici (they used to make a similar variegated one, called Dancing, but I haven't seen it on their site lately). Score. I currently have five pair. And counting. I won't need socks for years!
|stripey shorties, clockwise: |
two pair dancing
one pair felici
one pair random sale yarn
one pair wick
|current stripey shorty; next step: toe!|
the bottom two skeins are a
bamboo yarn, and may actually
end up taller with a stitch pattern,
if I get ambitious . . .