I adore sock knitting. I am not really sure why this particular item inspires more adoration than say a cowl or a hat, but I am pretty sure you could probably label my sock knitting as an obsession. Maybe it’s because you can make funky socks and hide them under pant legs so no one is the wiser. Maybe it’s because there are so many different heel and toe options. Maybe it’s the yarn choices – both colors and bases. It’s probably the yarn choices, shopping often drives my desires.
Because of this obsession with socks, I almost always have a pair on the needles. This week I am working on a second pair of socks in Regia Design Line by Arne and Carlos. The first pair I made in the Twilight colorway with heels and toes in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Carnelian. (PS – Hazel Knits is my favorite sock yarn. Buy some, you won’t be disappointed!) I nicknamed them the fugly socks because the pattern was pretty out there to begin with, and then I compounded the shock to the eyes with the orange color contrast heels and toes. They are fine socks, they just aren’t the socks I set out to make. (Tip – Don’t pick out contrasting colors in the dark.) I present the fugly socks.
This time around I am working with the Moon Night colorway and have opted for Rain City Knits in navy as the contrast. I think this combination is a bit better match and have made excellent progress today. By next Sunday we’ll know if the contrast color choice is going to work.