The Sock Situation
(apology for the premature post… edited and reposted)
As of this spring I had six pairs of wearable hand knit socks, plus one pair (my first) which was made from loosely spun merino and is… well,.. still comfy bed socks. Then the summer hit, and it was quickly obvious that I needed a whole second batch for the warmer months.
So I knit the Picotty (which is done).
Inspiration for Next Socks
So, avoid the wool. Cotton is good, but not so springy as wool… I was thinking of a wool-cotton blend in fingering, which isn’t so easy to find. But I did find this:
Cobasi (by Hikoo), in Apple Green. It’s COtton BAmboo SIlk and elastic. The color works for sundrenched, freshly mown grass. I really wanted a bright sunny green for the Mont Royal socks, so now they’ve been bumped up in the queue.
Yes, I know, yarn diet broken. I was going to knit from stash until I got the yarn for my big sweater projects, but I’ve already ordered the cotton for one of them, so that’s all right, right? Besides, I can’t make it all the way through the summer on one pair of hand knit socks, can I? Not when I’ve been wearing the wool ones almost constantly for the rest of the year.