I joined the Summer Knit-Along "Summer of Socks" (Ravelry link) which begins at 12:01 Saturday morning. As I am currently unemployed and living off of savings, I will be knitting from my rather extensive (for a new knitter) sock stash. For this knit-along I am also trying on the idea of a theme. So, I will be attempting to knit Cookie A. patterns semi-exclusively (leaving myself room to change-up if the mood hits...and the mood always hits).
Up first, I will cast on Cookie A.'s Pomatomus socks in this glorious ShibuiKnits I bought at Webs earlier this month.
Since I am always one to start multiple projects, and I've already given myself permission to stray from my theme, I will also cast on this Shelridge Farms (SU0208-017) yarn I snagged at the 2008 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. This will become the official SOS'08 sock designed by WendyKnits. I have no experience knitting a toe up sock so, I will convert the pattern top-down with a traditional heel flap (hate short rows...really the feeling is mutual).
I like the colorway because it reminds me of tropical birds...this is ironic only because I am not fond of birds really..except for chicken...but I digress...this will become my official SOS'08 Socks.
Wish me well. ~ksp