Not at all! Socks are just so necessary. It’s cold out there, and a knitter needs warm feet. And a knitter also needs a little time on the playground, which is what having socks to knit is like sometimes. I have these three new yarns in my collection:
Yes, they are from Sundara. I’ve added a link in the sidebar to save myself a little time. I love handpainted yarns, love the stripes and the bold variations of yarns like Socks That Rock and Lorna’s Laces, and the more subtle but still colorful Fleece Artist and Koigu. But Sundara has begun to take color to new heights (or depths) with her Somewhat Solid yarns.
I am so infatuated with Sundara’s yarn that I sit at my computer on the afternoons she’s scheduled to post an update, just so I can be ready in case there’s a color I really have to have. Of course I don’t really need more sock yarn, but I do need the steady stream of inspiration that her colors provide.
I’ve been holding on to this red from the Petals Collection, waiting for the inspiration to knit with it. Having those three new colors must have done it, because late yesterday afternoon I found the right pattern (“Embossed Leaves” from IK Winter 05), cast on, and by the time I was tired of watching the Grammy Awards I’d completed this much of a cuff.
We’re expecting some real Winter weather here tomorrow and Wednesday. I am hoping for snow rather than the icy mix and mess that we might get. I like snow. Either way, Wednesday is my day off, so I’ll get to stay home and knit socks. Red socks, blue socks, purple or green — who knows?