Sunday, April 12, 2009

What's next?

Now that the Aeolian shawl is off the needles, blocked and draped over my favourite chair, I'm a little at loose ends. I know, I could be working on Aeolian #2, and I have been. Today, though, the charts and my brain just did not play well together.

I was craving some plain, knit-without-thinking kind of knitting. I had started a pair of socks for John at last week's Sit & Stitch, intending to work on them only during S&S. However, today they came out of the bag and I spent a couple of hours on the first sock. Here's how it's looking so far...
John actually requested a pair of blue socks, so who am I to say no? The yarn, as you can see, is Lana Grossa Meilenweit, Mega Boots Stretch in colour #721. It has some variegation in, but not too much colour because heaven forbid he should have "wild" socks! :)

These will be very basic socks, 72 stitches on 2.5 mm needles, 1x1 ribbing for about 1", then k3 p1 rib for the rest of the sock. I'll probably carry the ribbing over the foot as well.

It's nice to be knitting something mindless again.


  1. When I first saw that, I thought it was James C Brett Marble - they have a colourway just like that - but then I thought you probably wouldn't be knitting with acrylic (and I was right)!

  2. Socks are perfect for anytime and anywhere it seems. They have become my favorite "take along" progject so I have something to keep my hands busy waiting in doctor's offices and any other waiting place. I seem to have a lot of them these days......LOL

    John was wise this time, to request the socks. It is a fool that would not. :)