In Which the Pirate Laughs.
I think self-striping sock yarns are a good standby for when you need a mindless knitting project. That way they look fantastic in just a plain stockinette. *enables*
Janis, I love you, but have you seen my stash lately? I so don’t need any more self-striping sock yarn! I do love the plain stockinette sock, and I’ll be making a pair for Pirate-Husband out of some brown non-striping yarn, but then I have six balls of stripy stuff, three balls of Trekking which may or may not be considered stripy, and three skeins of variegated stuff. That’ll keep me busy for a while, don’t you think?
Last night I sat down and put a couple of rows onto Pomatomus. I’m almost done with the second pattern repeat on the leg. One more to go, then the heel, then three and a half pattern repeats for the foot. Once again, I regret having such long feet!
I’d like to think that I’ll spend my lunch break putting the heel flap onto the Garter Rib Sock, but I know it’s just not going to happen that way. Ah well, there’s always post-work time.
Heh, have you looked at my sock stash recently? About 27 different sock yarns, all waiting to be knitted. :D Although, I don’t buy many self striping sock yarns just because I really don’t like the jaquard patterning that most of them have.
I know exactly what you mean.. Last night at my knit group. they got in 5 new colors for the noro sock yarn ,, I was so tempted, but I thought …I still have 2 that are just sitting in my stash, so i was good and just drooled without buying. :)