Spring is upon us around these parts, so much so that we might be firmly into patio-sitting weather this coming weekend. In fact, I’ve considered that I could probably take the pair of emergency fingerless mitts out of my handbag for good, it’s looking so much like spring. Amazing, the outdoors is warm and the sunshine is taking up the whole sky not just occasional bursts of it.
Appropriately enough, I’ve remembered about sock knitting, which is a thing I tend to do in the spring and summer. I keep them around for “purse knitting” at other times of the year as well, but somehow once the weather ticks over to the time when I don’t need to wear socks anymore, knitting them seems to make a lot more sense. (In general I think this is not a bad way to go, because knitting things out of season means you have new things to wear ready to go when they are in season. If I can just convince myself about knitting bulky mittens and cowls in July being totally normal I will basically be ready to take over the world.)
The pair above is one I’ve had going since Christmas, actually, I started it for movie theatre knitting and then I didn’t end up seeing many other movies for a couple months. But that’s been rectified lately and these have seen more action (inside the movie theatre and out), and actually in the few days that passed since I took that photo, I’ve finished that pair and am ready to start a new one. Which is a good thing, too, because I’ve got Avengers to see and more sock knitting to do. Ribbed socks are great for all occasions, including dark movie theatres in my book. (Later, I’ll make a date to cast on a new pair of Jaywalkers, because I always need more of those).
The only problem is choosing a colour. Oh wait, did I say problem? I meant “opportunity.” Stash diving is awesome.
Happy Thursday, knitter friends!