Knitting is so funny, the way the process starts in my brain. Sometimes I have the urge to knit a sock, sometimes I crave a big lacework shawl, and apparently sometimes I just crave a color. I’ve been craving pink lately, which is what originally sent me to my stash on Saturday. A particular skein of bright pink jumped out at me, and originally it was going to be a cowl, but then I thought, oh, this might not be the most flattering color right up against my face. What prompted that thought? Who knows. I do wear pink, so it’s probably just a bunch of hooey and was just a stupid way for my brain to say this yarn wanted to be socks. And it’s well on its way to being a simple little shortie sock with a ribbed cuff and a garter stitch heel.
Along with that sock, I cast on four other projects … and finished one! When you knit a bulky weight hat on size 15 needles, it goes very very quickly. Normally I love a pompom but I might keep this hat unadorned. The pattern is Urth to Major Tom (I can only find it on Rav but it’s free!) and the yarn is Baah Yarn Sequoia. Our temps are in the upper 50s for a couple of days and then we’ll be back down to low 30s, so I’ll get some use out of it soon enough.
Do you have the day off work like me? Here’s hoping we get plenty of knitting done!
Sadly, no… no day off but I wholeheartedly support a day of knitting at your end! Enjoy!
I just last week bought a skein of neon pink yarn. That’s so out of character for me too, because I’m not a pink person either. But bright pink does look good on me when I’m tan. Which is wishful thinking right about now, but hey, one can dream.
I don’t really tan, so I don’t have that to look forward to, but I would be happy to have the sunshine that makes other people tan!
Well I guess I do have Mondays off…and every other day 😂, but I do Mundane Mondays (water houseplants, laundry, top up bird feeders, empty bins etc etc)
Haha, Mundane Mondays would be okay when you have time all the rest of the days!
The benefit of wearing pink on your feet is that you can look at whenever you want. So I think pink socks are a great idea. Pink is a wonderful color.
Gorgeous yarn! those will be really fun socks. I didn’t have the day off but I had a few meetings where it was easy to knit so I still got a lot done.
I know the feeling! In the past I’ve bought some wild (for me) colored yarn thinking I would make it into a scarf or cowl, and then ended up making it socks instead. I’m just more comfortable wearing crazy colors on my feet than near my face, I guess! 😉
The hat looks great! I also had the day off yesterday, but I didn’t do as much knitting as I’d planned. I ended up doing some housecleaning/organizing, though, so I was at least still productive.
Good for you, doing housekeeping stuff! Somehow I always end up putting that off in favor of knitting!
I gave myself reading and knitting rewards for housework, LOL. Things like “fold the laundry before you can read some more” and the like. 😉
Love your new hat, and the sock is looking great so far! Love your bright pinks and purples 🙂 Thanks for the link to the hat pattern – I have some bulky yarn I bought without any clear ideas that would work great for this hat!
Thanks! Hope you like the hat pattern – it’s so quick and easy!