Way back in February I started a pair of socks with nylon yarn (Berroco Comfort Sock) for a dear person who can’t wear wool. Since I was in love with Dorothy’s Slipped Stitch Spiral Knit Sock pattern and knit 7-8 pairs of those socks, I tried it with this yarn but I wasn’t happy with the result. So I ripped it all out and let it sleep in my knitting basket until I was ready once again to deal with it. You can read about that February experience here. Many of you dear readers suggested I step away from it for a day or two. Several months seemed to work much better for me.
Last week Mr. Aitch and I went to New York City on a bus trip. I needed a simple, portable knitting project so I cast on the very same yarns for the very same pattern mentioned above and got the ribbing and part of the leg underway before we boarded the bus.
Maybe I just needed to take a break from the bright, vivid colors I had been using for that sock pattern to tackle the soft, subdued colors of these two yarns. And having just finished the grey cardi, I was in the neutral color zone.
It doesn’t really matter what the reason is, I’m just glad to get these socks on the needles. I turned the heel before we arrived home. Only eight more rows till I begin the toe shaping then on to the second sock.
Oh, and by the way, these socks are not a Christmas present. Whew!