Ever since the new Knitty came out, I have been wanting to knit some summer socks -- lacey, cotton, summery colours! All I have in the stash is wool, wool and more wool, and the lys doesn't have much right now in the way of colours in cotton sock yarn, so I convinced T to go for a drive yesterday to Have a Yarn, and I got me some new yarn (Regia Cotton Java Colour in #1184 and # 1177) so pretty and summery!
And of course, I needed a few more pairs of needles (my "Night and Day" Hederas are still using up 2 sets of my favorite needles, so I picked up a couple of sets of Pony Pearls too!) All in all a good day of yarn petting and retail therapy!
I have fallen sooooo far behind on the Plunge -- I made a pair of quick infant socks (the pattern is from one of those pattern a day calendars - in Austerman Step in Gras -- cute, but it is too warm for little nephew Owen to wear wool socks, and by Fall , he will be too big for them, so I guess they will go in the gift drawer. That brings me up to 6 pairs - I have to get motivated and finish a few of the ones I have on the needles - the "Night and Day" Hederas and the ones for my Sockapalooza pal are nearly done -- the Hederas need a day or 2 of focussed time, and the ones for my pal only need an afternoon or evening and they are finished.
But I hear the call of the summer yarn ... It is no fun to knit in wool, knowing it won't be fit to wear them until Fall! The cool feel of cotton is calling my name -- and I want some ankle socks, cute little cotton ankle socks, in pretty summery colours. The new yarn is so pretty and soft -- forgive me SIP but I need a new project to inspire me -- I haven't left you forever, just for a week or so!
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