Ever since I completed my upcoming book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary (available for preorder!), I have been in a complete and total knitting funk. And we're talking a huge funk. A funk-a-dunk. A funkity-funk-funk.
And it's not like I'm not interested in knitting per se. I love knitting. I love knitting to the moon and back. I love knitting like I love a nice, bubbly gin and tonic (well, almost as much). I love to knit like I love to fly in my dreams. I love knitting like I love a good, stinky cheese.
But even as much as I love a good, stinky cheese, there comes a time when I've had enough good, stinky cheese and I have to switch to a creamy brie. But cheese is cheese. And knitting is knitting. And after knitting about 300 swatches for the new book, I just can't focus on anything other than knitting socks.
Ever since I knit my first pair of socks many years ago, they've become my go-to project whenever I'm low, whenever I want to knit without thinking, whenever I need something portable. So this is what I've been doing since my last post. I've been knitting socks.
Starting with the blue patterned socks at the bottom of the picture and working clockwise: Regia Design Line by Arne & Carlos in Moonlight, Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in a color I can't recall (When I knit mindlessly I tend to throw away or lose ball bands), Regia 6-Fadig Color in Nature, Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn Glitterful in Majestic and Regia Design Line by Arne & Carlos in Twilight.
And now, I've cast on with my very favorite sock yarn of all time: Opal (This one is Brasil which is now discontinued but I love almost all the Opal line). This stuff is stiff as all get out but boy, you can beat the socks with a stick and they'll last practically forever!