As my regular readers know, I like to knit socks on the subway on my way to work. I find it both relaxing and extremely entertaining because it invariably gets attention and freaks out the Muggles to varying degrees.
I finished my Vintage Habs socks* while watching Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final on Friday, and as these were my current socks in progress, I started to think of what to cast on next.
I don't know how you go about choosing a sock project, but what usually happens for me is that I begin by going through the stash and pulling out the yarns that get my attention, and then I browse through my queue of patterns for something I think would work with the yarn I've selected. It may not be the most efficient system, but it usually works out, and let's face it: our love for this craft is rooted in a deep affection for yarn, right? Might as well start there.
This is what I came up with when I dove into the stash on Saturday night: some Twisted Fiber Art, some Fiesta Boomerang, 2 different skeins of Vesper self-striping, some Dyed in the Wool Handmade, Claudia Hand Painted...
All beautiful, all very tempting... But when I went through my queue, Tina Lorin's Mad Color Weave socks really spoke to me, and I think they'll look amazing with this yarn:
Zen String Harmony fingering yarn, in the Valentino colourway. Oh yeah baby.... this is going to be sweet!
Happy Knitting Everyone!
* yes I know, there are no pictures of the Habs socks. They're blocking now. Sorry!