I always like to have a pair of plain socks on the needles for those times when you have some sitting around time, but not necessarily the luxury of attentiveness to details or charts. I also find plain stockinette stitch socks incredibly comfortable to wear, so it’s a win-win for me.
Last year, I was on my way to Washington, DC for a trip and on the way placed my first order with the Simply Sock Yarn Company. The Addi Sock Rocket needles had just recently been released and I wanted to try out a set (I do love them), and at the same time I decided to try out a skein of their house self-striping sock yarn, Poste Yarn Self-Striping. The yarn is made up of 75% Corriedale wool, 25% nylon for durability, and I really enjoyed working with it. I used some black Wollmeise Twin for the toe and heel, and for the first time tried out an afterthought heel. I thought I would rather kitchener stitch a heel closed than pick up black hard to see wraps! I made these toe-up, two at a time, 64 stitches on 2.25 mm needles.
Now, I need to cast on some more! I am contemplating starting a spring sweater, in hopes that spring might ever grace us with her presence here in Eastern Canada. For real, this morning, March 17, it was -27 degrees Celsius with the wind chill, -17 degrees Celsius without. Not a normal spring!