Lunch hour at the office. After I announce that I’m leaving the lunch room to knit at my desk, my dear co-worker asks me what I’m working on.
“Oh, just a pair of socks,” I inform her.
“How many pairs of socks do you need? Every time I ask, you’re always working on socks!” She replied.
A beat passes. I don’t know how to answer that question. How many pairs of socks does a person need?
Socks are the perfect transportable project. Throw the yarn, pattern notes and needles into a small bag and they are ideal for keeping in a purse, ready to be broken out and a few rounds worked at any time. Admittedly, my sock drawer is fuller now-a-days than it has ever been, brimming with sports socks and hand knit beauties. Do I really need another pair of hand knit, hand-dyed merino nylon socks? Well, maybe not. But do I want them? You know it.
And because I know you’re curious, here are the socks in question. The pattern is Dumbledore’s Christmas Stockings by Erica Lueder; the yarn is Riverside Studio Superwash Merino Nylong Sock, colourway Mica.