orange socks: knitpicks stroll in foliage
purple socks: bamboo + ewe in purple
i've got plenty to spare! i have figured out how to knit socks on my knitting machine which has turned out to be a very dangerous thing. i got so excited about my first pair turning out just the way i wanted them to, that i'm on my fourth pair. good thing i have a basket of sock yarns to use up! i knew that it was possible to knit socks on a flat-bed machine, but got so impatient trying to find a good pattern to use, i just made my own. my first try worked out perfectly without even knitting up a test pair, which i can hardly believe. i'm pretty sure that's one of the reasons why i'm on such a machine knit sock kick.
as far as yarn goes, i absolutely loved working with the knitpicks stroll in foliage that my mother-in-law recently sent to me. it knit up so beautifully on my machine and the socks feel amazing. a close runner-up was this bamboo/wool pair, although it's slightly more itchy. i made them just a tiny bit loose since i don't like tight socks, and can't wait to see how they wash up.
we're enjoying a much needed quiet, restful weekend. it's chilly outside and cozy in our home. this week was full of challenges, ending on news that i need an operation that will hopefully improve my health. i'm anxious, but much more than that, i'm relieved. it's good to finally have some answers.
enjoy your weekend. we get an extra hour of sleep tomorrow, which rocks.