Happy New Year! I know it's been really quiet around this blog for awhile now, but I have resolved to catch you up to speed. Speaking of resolutions, it is high time I made one. No more single socks for awhile, people. It's time that all these lovelies had mates. I'm planning to knit at least all the mates to the pretty nine socks above. I want to knock these mates out before the onset of Project Spectrum 3.0, as I am already thinking I want to try Mari's approach to Project Spectrum, and, well, I foresee a fair share of single socks coming out of that endeavor. So, Resolution: Knit mates to these nine socks. I doubt I can knit all nine mates before the PS February beginning, but I will get a good start, at least.
Ooops. Did I forget to mention that I *might* have added to my single sock pile over Christmas break? Well, I did.
This new singlet is truly one of my favorite socks I have ever knit. It's the Cozy Cables Socks pattern, knit with one of my most favorite yarn colorways EVER, Colinette Jitterbug in Vincent's Apron.
This one will surely have its mate in no time! And who knew I enjoyed knitting cables so much??
And this little number is just a nice stockinette slouch sock knit from a great non-pooling variegated yarn from The Plucky Knitter's etsy shop. The ribbing, heel, and toe is knit in a more solid contrast color.
And look, a star toe! I'm trying out some of my newly learned techniques. So, add those two socks to the nine that need mates. Just eleven mates. Doesn't sound too daunting, right? Hmmmmm.
And I have already followed through on another of my knitting-related resolutions: to destash all of my variegated sock yarns. I've had all this great variegated yarn sitting in my stash for a long time and I never feel like knitting with it. Every time I go to pick out some sock yarn, it's the solids and nearly solids that I reach for every time. So, I destashed and destashed some more. And thank you SO much to everyone that purchased from my destash sale! Because of you, I've been able to reinvest in some yarns that I think I might actually knit with. And if you are still interested in any destash yarns that might be left, they're still up for grabs here.
Happy New Year, everyone! Expect to see PAIRS of finished socks around here very, very soon!