So! In keeping with the "Who Da (Wo)Man?" spirit of my knitting these days, I've come up with a new rule. Each time I finish a project, I have to cast on (and complete!) a pair of socks. This is necessary because: a) I have lots of sock yarn and b) I have no intention of curbing my sock yarn purchasing lifestyle in any way. Knitting socks will prevent the children from being buried in a sock yarn avalanche should they open the yarn closet. Plus? Handknit socks = Good. Duh. Total no brainer.
Having finished the Damask shawl over the weekend (Yes, it's blocked and no, I don't have pictures yet. I still have 2 ends to weave, and besides, I don't have the right wardrobe for a proper photo shoot. I think it'll look best worn with a black blouse/shirt. Do I have a black blouse/shirt? No. No, I do not.), I dutifully grabbed the current pair of socks that have been lingering woefully in my knitting/sewing basket (yeah, the basket is pulling double duty lately).
These would be a pair of Java socks, from the Winter 2011 Knitty. I'm knitting them out of String Theory Caper Sock (I may have developed a "thing" for their yarn), in the aptly named Java colourway, so I'm calling them my Java Java socks (apparently, I'm easily amused).
The pattern is cute, but I've got to admit that the fact that there are no charts is KILLING me. Just killing me. Also, the gauge is, um, tight. Like... wicked, foot armor producing tight.
(the colour is truer to life in this last picture)I'm sticking to it though. After all, I have a plan.
Happy Knitting, Everyone!