Ok, I'll admit it. My wrist is still sore but I've started knitting again - and it's not a pair of socks! Oh, the shame.
Seems like I'm enamoured with the idea of "clubs" rather than just "socks". In my hunt for new and exciting hand-painted/dyed yarns this past spring, I happened upon an wonderful eStore called The Yarn Grove. When I purchased my two skeins of a beautiful natural dyed yarn I also joined their new knitting club - the UnderCover club. Over the course of the next year, we'll all be knitting a patchwork afghan using (gulp) size 10 needles! Can you believe it?!?!
Anyway, I received my package yesterday and I immediately (well, almost immediately) cast on and started working the first pattern. The yarn is O-Wool in a very "interesting" pumpkin color. Not sure I'm in love with this color and I'm also not sure that I'm going to be getting different colors throughout the year. I'm having visions of fuscia+orange+teal+chartreuse. Thank goodness the cabin is always in need of new and warm blankets.
It took me a good 20 minutes to find my size 10's and it was also a bit awkward to be using two separate needles again. I'm so trained to be using two doubles to knit anything that trying to grip a full needle felt "wierd". Regardless, this pattern knit up quickly and is quite nice. I think it's similar to the Lozenge pattern in Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks which, of course, is making me think of more socks.
Maybe that's the real allure of this new knitting club - it's a chance for me to try new patterns and see if I can turn them in to luscious socks. Ah HA! :-)