I'll admit that I can get a little obsessive. Just a touch. Up until now, this moment, I have not been a sock knitter. I knit one pair of socks many moons ago and thought that it was okay, nothing to get obsessive about. It was a pair of worsted weight vanilla socks for Mark and when they were done, I moved on to my regular knitting loves: cowls, mitts, shawls, sweaters.
In spite of this, I've always loved reading about the sock knitting that all of you do, and in recent weeks, I've returned to some old posts for inspiration. I remembered recently seeing an eye candy post by my dear blogging friend Andi who is a sock master! In fact, I believe that the majority of her precious knitting time is spent with socks, and she is phenomenal. But don't just take my word for it: check out her 2012 year in review and prepare to drool over her sock parade.
I am being inspired by all of you sock knitters out there and can't jot down sock patterns quick enough. I just finished another pair of toe-up socks that I'll share tomorrow (big love!) and have cast on for celticcaston's Business Casual KAL which is giving me a tiny bit of trouble, but I'll work it out.
All I know is that I've been thinking about some beautiful handspun that I got from the lovely Ivy of Pumpkinspins and think that I just may need to cast on a toe-up, two-at-a-time pair of socks with this yarn over the weekend. A major snow storm is blowing in, and I need something to do while hibernating indoors, by the fire, with some coffee & cake, right?