Yes, I could not resist starting a new sock. It's all because of these:
These are my sad sad socks. My last pair of completely wool socks. After this photo they eventually just got way too felted to wear (you can see here that they already stood up by themselves!)...I used to force my feet into them, but at some point, they just got felted beyond my ability to do that, or my feet got fatter. I like to think the former.
So with the advent of winter and no warm, cozy wool socks to keep my feet happy, I felt (oops! the F word!!!) I mean I thought it was a good idea to make a new pair. I went down last week to rummage through the stash, where I was sure I had another skein of Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool and so I did and so I did. Start knitting, that is.
I went with my favorite Ann Norling sock pattern (#12) and proceeded to cast on. The wool felt a little under worsted weight, but remembering how quickly the other ones had "bloomed" after wearing (the bottoms felted the first day just on contact with the sole of my Birks), I decided that I would stick to the worsted weight directions. The colorway is "Columbine". And I really love how they are turning out:
And since this yarn knits up so quickly, I can be confident that this sock will soon be a happy twosome. And not be left a lonely singleton sock, like so many others.
Well, I'm going to go do the toe of this sock and cast on the next one ASAP! And resolutely NOT look at anything else in the stash, nuh uh, no way, no way....