Renew and Restore (Sock) Focus
This is some gorgeous sock yarn. Check out Sunshine Yarns on Etsy, but please feel free to share your other favorite sock yarn
dealers sources in my comments section. The more the merrier!
In the self-reflection vein, I came across this post the other day and considering her awesome finished objects and original designs, I was surprised to read she felt this way about her handknit items -- until I realized that I feel the same way about mine (except for socks). And it's totally okay. In my own experience, I sacrifice fashionabillity in favor of my tactile and color preferences. At times, I think my knitting is meant to teach me something whether or not it's ever finished or worn. I don't like to draw attention to myself and handknitted socks are discreet. I can wear and enjoy them without anybody ever knowing about them. Although I'm not likely to show them to nonknitters, I do get excited about sharing if somebody shows some interest. They are wickedly mysterious no matter how many I knit.
I cast on for these while I was watching Heroes on Monday night. It's Fortissima Socka in a basic subdued color that knits up beautifully on Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs. I picked a textural pattern that was straightforward enough to allow me to knit through some television watching.
Never fear . . . this knitblog won't be completely sock-centric from now on; it's simply my Socktoberfest indulgence -- sharing about sock knitting. Have you tried it yet?