Sock knitting has become a little bit of an obsession. First, it was just to have a couple of pairs of warm socks. Then, it became my goal to have enough socks to be able to wear a different pair every day of the week. After that, the goal was to have socks that match my shirts.
Now, it seems that I need socks to match the local high school colors.
DD#2 will be a freshman there next year, with DS#2 following in two years. That will end up being 6 years of one of my kids attending that school. (Just like it was with the older two, but I wasn't knitting socks at that time.) Between the two of them, they are bound to be on a sports team or two.
Hence, I needed socks in the team colors.
This presented a slight problem. It was hard to find any red and black sock yarn. That is, without any grey or pink. I had friends look for me at MDSW (while I pouted at home), but they didn't find any skeins that fit my needs.
However, all was not lost. I contacted Ray from Knitivity and he thought it could be done. (It's same place where I got the You Nork Mets yarn so I knew it was good yarn).
It came in the mail this week, and I cannot tell you how pleased I am!
The colors are just right with no shades of grey or pink. I splurged and got a double hank. I now have enough for gloves, also. I may have to do those first!
It's been a busy week, but I've managed to finish the first basketweave sock and have started the second.
I probably should've picked a more solid color for this pattern, but it's fun to do even if it doesn't show up as well.
By the way, I found the ball band and it's Opal handpainted. I knew I liked the feel of this yarn!