If you’re representing for the knitterly parts of North America, you also just put the wrap on a holiday weekend (we had our holiday on Friday, ‘Murricans on Monday), so I hope that means you got in a bit of knitting time with a relaxing beverage.
On Friday I finished the last few rounds of my ‘handbag socks’ and immediately began pondering the next sock knitting options. I wound up a couple of skeins from the sock yarn stash (it’s been feeling a little neglected lately, what with all the leftover-sock-yarn-crochet-squares action instead), considered a couple of patterns…
…and then immediately grabbed an already-wound-up skein of sock yarn and cast on for a new pair of Jaywalkers instead. There is a certain beauty in the patterns you’ve already knitted so many times that you can cast them on from memory. These babies are a staple of my sock drawer and have also been gifted from time to time. I love ’em.
In the end, I could have spent the last few days starting a new sweater or trying a super complicated new-to-me sock pattern, but you know, I’ll take the almost-a-full-leg-of-a-sock and run with it. That’s solid knitting results right there. Sometimes my carry-with-me projects get progress done in bursts rather than consistent and gradual activity, so starting off with a good burst can make a good difference.
I hope you’re feeling good about your weekend knitting progress – and if you’re not, I hope that after a rip-out session and a glass of wine, you’re back to fresh possibilities.
Pattern: A Nice Ribbed Sock, by me
Yarn: Van Der Rock Yarns merino/nylon sock yarn (now discontinued – yarn from the stash)