I am knitting my second pair of socks for the year. I know I still haven't finished the first pair, but I have to say I'm getting there....
Here they are in black/white because in reality they are a bright pink colour which is awful to photograph. It is such a lovely pattern but it does require quite a degree of concentration which means knitting time is limited unless I want to be frogging them a lot.
So I've started a second pair, after all I have challenged myself to doing 12 pairs in 2012. They are plain, simple, just round and round we go.
I bought this yummy bunch of Mini Skeins a while ago, all in Autumn colours and they are perfect for this project. The plan was to make two mismatched stripey socks with the same cuff, heel flap and toe. Should be easy right!
I am now finding out what a control freak I am! It is so hard to be random about these socks. I started out by looking at all the different skeins and sorting them into two piles (one for each sock) but it was supposed to be mismatched so that was doing my head in. Now after taking a deep breath, I just reach into the bowl and whatever comes out is next in line. It has been a real challenge for me to let go of the selection process and trust that the overall effect of random stripes will win over the colour choices in the end.
This is how far I have got. What do you think? Are you with me that the randomness will win out in the end?
How about you, are you a control freak like me or do you just let if flow?