Yarn: Trekking XXL, superwash wool/nylon mix, color: 108, one ball
Pattern: Cuff down, short-row heel and toes, 6x2 rib
I like to learn something new with each project I make, but I didn't learn anything new with these. I keep saying I'm going to try toe-up socks, but I don't. I like cuff-down, I love the yarn-over short row heel and toes, and I find them comfortable. I'm not so sure I am going to knit other kinds of socks. I loved knitting these, mostly because of the subtle color suspense involved. When will the yellow ply start? Is the orange block on the second sock going to match? Well, I think they match pretty well. Not exactly, just off enough to be quirky without upsetting my little compulsive side. They fuzzed up quite a bit in the wash, and they softened too. It's a good day when I wear the Trekkings.
I've been doing other fibery things besides knitting. It took me six weeks to produce this:
Handwoven Sampler Table Runner
Yarn: 8/2 cotton in sage green and cotton rug yarn in natural
Pattern: Rosepath, plain twill, and point twill threading, with fourteen different treadling patterns.
Fits two cats.
Finally, I have to admit I have purchased yarn for myself. One ball of Trekking ProNatura (bamboo!) and two balls of a lovely soft worsted weight alpaca. Purple alpaca. I'm not made of stone! Still making good progress on knitting up the stash, though.