I like simple socks. I like a quarter mile of stockinette sometimes to subtly soothe my restless fingers and quell my frantic mind. I like take socks with me everywhere, and I usually am knitting at least two pairs at once. These particular socks I engineered from the toe-up, both at once, using the magic loop method. To make them more interesting, I gave them purled toes. I’m working on writing up a pattern for these socks, even though they are ridiculously simple. I think the purled toe gives a little more wiggle room and makes the socks just a wee bit more interesting. These were made using Koigu KPPM. The yarn was a gift from my Canadian friend, Greg. I’ve had these finished for over 4 months, but had yet to take a picture of them. It seems I have a lot of projects like that these days.
I am currently in the knitting midst of a sweater, two pairs of socks, two headbands, and probably some other lurking woolen beasts I’ve forgotten about. School begins next week. I don’t know if a more rigid schedule or a more lax one makes for more frequent blogging, so we shall see. I begin my second year as a PhD student in counselor education. In some ways I’m looking forward to all the activity and people, and bustle, but in others I will miss my often too quiet summer. I am looking forward to cooler days, outdoor adventures, and reasons to finish cardigans quickly.