Just another pair of socks

Last week I got a cold and I needed some comfort knitting. I turned to these simple striped socks made with Knit Picks Felici in the color Mosaic. felici-3The yarn is soft and soothing. I was at the heel flap when I picked them up last week and they felt so comfortable and meditative that I just carried on until I was done. feliciI haven’t forgotten about my TTTKAL project and I’m back to working on it now, but sometimes you just need to knit socks. felici-2Know what I mean?

Just another pair of socks

These socks began Friday night when I realized that I didn’t have anything just right to knit in the downtime for cheering on runners the following day. I am a coach for Girls on the Run in some of my other non-knitting life and my team had volunteered to cheer on racers and run a water station during a half-marathon last Saturday. Naturally, I had to take some knitting, just in case. Matt’s socks are at the heel flap point, meaning they would have required some concentration and eyeball gazing. Marin required looking at a chart. That meant, of course, that casting on a new pair of socks was essential. I can almost do toe increases without thinking, so I jumped into my stash (not in a Scrooge McDuck way, but that would be awesome), and pulled out some Knit Picks Felici in Mosaic.    feliciI’m in love with these colors. It doesn’t look like Felici is available on their site right now. I don’t know if it’s a thing that comes and goes or what. I’m not a hardcore Knit Picks knitter, but I can tell you that this yarn is beautiful and buttery soft, so I’m loving it. It feels almost as soft as Koigu, but also has 25% synthetic yarn to make it more durable. I just got a hole in some of my favorite Koigu socks, so I’m all for something strong and soft.

More spring knits coming soon!