I currently have three sock projects on my needles, all in various stages, and I really want to get two of them finished. I have one finished purple sock for the boy, and it’s pretty yarn and soft, but also solid dark colors are boring and plus it’s not for me. I have one teal/gray striped sock done, and made it to the heel of the second yesterday, and I like the color combination but I find I prefer self-striping yarn to doing the striping myself and also for some reason I’m just not excited about these socks anymore. I need to just power through these so I can move on to fun socks again.
That last little sock is a new shortie sock that I took with me to the symphony last night and it’s my one fun sock right now. I also learned that I like going to the symphony alone. I just knitted on my sock and enjoyed the music and it was kind of a nice evening!
Happy Monday, friends.
I am making progress on some socks too. They are always such fun.
Nice socks! I’ve pretty much decided that the only way I’ll knit striped socks that aren’t self-striping is if I’m using a gradient yarn. I’ve seen a pair that uses Noro sock yarn and so you get stripes with a long color transition. However, other than that, I want my yarn to do the heavy lifting for striped socks. Then again, I’ve also knit with Uneek Sock yarn from Urth Yarns (https://urthyarns.com/uneek-sock) and it is self striping AND has a long color change pattern. It’s the best of both worlds!
Oh yes!! I love that yarn too! I have some zebra waiting for me!
I just realized! The Uneek Sock yarn I have in stash waiting is rainbow yarn! I can knit (well… start…) rainbow socks this month after all!
Oh man that stage is so annoying! All the socks look great but I understand not wanting to work on them.
Your socks are looking nice! Hope the boring ones are done soon and you can focus more on the fun ones 🙂 It can definitely be nice to get out by yourself sometimes!
I enjoy going to the cinema alone and have been to the theatre, opera and ballet alone. I used to go to a lot of outdoor classical concerts and the Liverpool Philharmonic with friends in my 20s. Perhaps I should look into where they perform classical music up here.
Oh going to the movies alone, not having to share your popcorn and candy! I still find it a little weird going out to eat on my own, though.