There are various other yarns and books and stuff –for me to knit, but nothing appealed.
I just needed a break.
I did start a new pair of sock (we have already established, I DON’T need any more socks) for passing the time on the subway, and I like them.
These newest sock are being made with Red Heart’s Heart and Sole sock yarn, in the colorway ‘Blackjack’. The ball band photo is a generic one and just shows a stripe pattern, but this yarn is working out quite nicely—rounds and rounds (about 8) of solid black, and then rounds and rounds (about 10) of stripy patterning.
I start the skeins at close to the same point in the pattern (or at least I think I did!)
--but already (just over an inch ) into the sock, they are close mates/match ups, but not perfect.
I don’t mind –I am just not that obsessive about sock (details!)—and besides, so far I am so happy with the bands of solid/bands of color—that it doesn’t matter!
These are plain socks (OK a fancy bit of Latvian braid and a braided cast on to start) –I am going to let the stripes provide all the interest—and so far that’s working!
A bit of self promotion here—I have been nominated on Ravelry for a Bobby –and really, just being nominated is thrilling. Winning would be out of this world—I am quite happy to come in 4th or 5th—but to do that, I need your vote.