first up, the very basic mindless fresh sockens ....
i made mom some kroy sockens at christmas. while home for christmas break, we went shopping at the local yarn store ... a craft store a couple towns away. over the holiday, the kroy sock yarn was on sale for $3/ball. 2 balls ='s a pair. i picked this colorway out for myself. i like the kroy because it's a basic socken yarn ... the wool/nylon/superwash variety. also, it's a little thicker so i can knit a sock with a wee 56 sts.
regardless, a yarn like this is perfect for the mindless knitting and netflix watching.
next up, is almost mindless, only because i have knitted this pattern many times ...
the only things i change about this pattern is the cast on ... i used a tubular cast on (it's very stretchy, and invisible), and i used my regular k1 sl1 heelflappen. the cast on is not that important, but i don't care for a stockinette heelflap. regardless of your knitting preferences, i still love the monkey sock pattern, and i think it's a great intro for a first time patterned sock.
this pair is a long time coming ... the first sock was knitted in summer '07. i do have orphans much older. i will dig in the pile and choose the next rescue.
but, in the meantime, it is still winter, and i will be wearing either of these pairs tomorrow.
yarn: patons kroy socks stripes in burnished sierra stripes, 2 balls.
needles: 2.75mm rosewood dpns by lantern moon (not sox stix).
pattern: basic top down 56st sock with heelflap and wedge toe.
yarn: colinette's jitterbug in slate.
needles: kp's 2.5mm metal dpns.
pattern: monkey by cookie a. (available via knitty).
modifications: knitted only 5 repeats of pattern in leg, used a tubular cast on, knitted a slip st. heelflap, and knitted toe of choice.
so, though it appears to be a wee sockenfest, i really REALLY want to knit a sweater or something. but, i cannot concentrate or focus ... so i keep knitting socks.