Last year I started these socks:
It was July. It was my birthday, in fact. I thought I was safe from the curse of knitting a gray project in winter.
Alas, I was overcommitted on projects and my work on these progressed very slowly.
Before I knew it, it was winter. Have I complained enough about the long, cold, snowy winter of 2013-14? Yeah, somewhere around the fifth snow day following the Winter Vacation of Vomit, I threw these socks in the bottom of a project bag, faintly promising myself I would come back to them when they stopped reminding me of sadness.
So I picked them back up again this summer, in August, and I knew I had to get them done QUICK because the long range forecasts for the upcoming winter are bad for Michigan. You can read that as:
- I need some wool socks before the snow flies, and;
- I can’t be knitting anything gray when the snow flies.
I had the first, half-knit sock done in a week and the whole shebang done by the time school started.
But I did a thing to make them happy grey socks. (Don’t get me wrong, I love Patons, but I am reexamining my relationship with neutrals.) I took some leftover sock yarn from my Jaywalkers — knit in Conjoined Creations Flat Feet — and added in some brightly colored toes. Yey! Color = happiness!
What do you think?
Next time I’ll do stripes. I have more grey, white, and black Patons — and lots of colorful fingering weight yarns — and I have learned my lesson.