The reason for my latest sock-knitting frenzy is no secret... I have a *lot* of sock yarn. It seems I love the idea of knitting socks, but I was always so slow at it. I found out, however, if I lay off the frou-frou sock patterns with the tons of lace, cables, and whatnot, I can actually finish a pair in about five days.
That's actually quite a difference.
So, it's been plain-jane sock knitting as of late. I get to use all of those pretty yarns I just HAD to buy, and get functional, toasty socks in the bargain. And seriously, I find most fancy sock patterns to produce lumpy socks with a lot of drafty holes in them, especially when it comes to heels.
Of course, I could always use the sock yarn on my rigid-heddle loom, but unfortunately I usually only buy enough for a pair of socks, and Knit Picks never keeps a color around long enough for me to buy more if I decide I need to. Yeah, I'm a little frustrated by that. It would be interesting to see how the Stroll Watermelon colorway would weave up in a shawl or scarf though. As you can see by my newest sock project, the color repeats are extremely short. I imagine that would weave up into a kind of crazy pink and green camouflage.
Or how it would look with Watermelon as the warp, and the Carnation pink as the weft? Crap, now I want to hurry up and finish my stole weaving project in Shimmer Sherry just to try it out. Which means buying more yarn. Sigh.