You may recall the dilemma I ran into when choosing yarn for the wool socks my husband requested (blogged about here). After failing to acquire the Knit Picks yarn I desired, I finally talked myself into casting on for this project using what I had on hand: the perfect black sock yarn.
This is the start I made during the weekend, using Scheepjes Invicta Extra. This is a wool/nylon blend that is soft, machine-washable, and very durable. It is perfect for this project in every way except that I struggle to see the tiny stitches when working with yarn this color. Thank you for not asking why I bought this yarn in the first place. It’s been in my stash forever and I am not even sure how it got there. As much as knitting with black yarn saps my vision, black is a color my husband is happy to wear, and I love that I am putting this yarn to use (and not spending more money on yarn at the moment).
I am compensating for the difficult color with a straightforward pattern, Regular Guy Toe Up Socks by Chuck Wright. Even the name of this free pattern is practical and direct! It is a very plain toe-up sock with 2×2 ribbing on the instep and leg.
Best of all, this project will qualify me for a chance at the fabulous prizes on offer from the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry, if I can crank these out by March 31.
Seems doable at this point. As long as it stays nice and sunny around here so I can see.